email@example.com (Bob Proulx) writes: > Paul Johnson wrote: >> My understanding is this is a vocal minority decreasing in size as >> more good, free software comes out. > > You are thinking perhaps of of office productivity software? > >> Proprietary software is sort of a band-aid for a real solution, or a >> toy for after work. > > "A toy for after work", like a game? Hahaha! That is a good one. Anything proprietary is automatically a toy to me. Whether it clasically falls into the definition of a toy like Vice City does or a toy in the sense that Citrix Maincrash does, it doesn't matter. If it's proprietary, it's deliberately a toy like Vice City, or it's a toy by accident like Citrix Mainblame is. I hate Citrix with passion at this point. Yeah, Vice City automatically sucks because it's not GPL, but at least your job doesn't depend on Vice City working right. > Check out these two prominant, non-oracle examples. Both high > profile chip design software companies. And they don't come cheap. > You won't see any prices there. Ever eat in a restaurant with no > prices on the menu? It's kind'a like that. These are fairly > representative of my corporate world. No prices on the menu? That's retarded. -- Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org> Linux. You can find a worse OS, but it costs more.
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