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Re: [opensuse] Possible Linux / Windows opportunity
  • From: "Fred A. Miller" <fmiller@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 00:34:51 -0400
  • Message-id: <49EFEFEB.309@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
In <880dece00904221247j4344a34p644fc4699745e5c7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Dotan Cohen
wrote:
The whole idea was to get a new business opportunity as well as
promoting the use of Linux.
Business opportunity withstanding, Linux should be a means, not an end.

Yes, but the end should be migration away from proprietary software to avoid
vendor lock-in and dependence.

Keeping Windows around is not a means toward that end.

Correct! Supporting an immoral company is supporting an immoral company.

Fred

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