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Re: [opensuse] World-largest Linux Migration Project
  • From: Roger Oberholtzer <roger@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Apr 2008 08:14:10 +0200
  • Message-id: <1207203251.31889.11.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wed, 2008-04-02 at 20:31 -0400, Sam Clemens wrote:

That's mostly due to M$ bundling Word with new machines
to drive WP out of the market (making Word *appear* to
be free, whereas WP would cost extra.)

The whole purpose of this, of course, was to eliminate
a very popular cross-platform application, thereby
driving everyone into Windows whether they wanted to
be there or not.

Devil's advocate here:

I wonder what a pay-for-it software company thinks of Linux distros
including 'free' apps automatically? It must do to them what MS did to
WP and others. If MS was smart, they would make a Linux version of Word
that must be purchased just so they could take Linux distros to court
for including things like OO. Make Linux distros stop including all this
free software that is locking folk into Linux. :)

Roger Oberholtzer

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