Re: Microsoft good press over Longhorn
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- Subject: Re: Microsoft good press over Longhorn
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- Date: Sun, 2 Nov 2003 02:33:48 -0800
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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?
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' :
`. `'` proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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