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Re: Microsoft good press over Longhorn

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On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 03:54:11PM -0700, Monique Y. Herman wrote:
> >> In a company where opensource products are referred to as "freeware"
> >> and where many of the tools I *have* to use have no Linux-based
> >> alternative, I'm best off using MS crap.  My boss would not be
> >> impressed if I told him that something looks slightly different
> >> because I'm using a "better" tool than the one the company has
> >> already paid for.
> > 
> > I've heard that one of the original justifications for the GNU
> > software project was to enable software professionals to have
> > something to use and hold as they moved from one employer to another,
> > something that was not stolen.
> Not sure what you mean by "stolen" here?

You don't own the license, the company does.

> Even our intranet is IE-specific.

I would encourage them to make it W3C specific instead if at all
possible.  Just out of general principal.  If they don't treat the
employees to a universal environment, what hope do the customers have?

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