Sat, 16 Mar My question is, why would you bother to do this? It seems error prone to me. Because on triple boot systems where all three are Linux, it means they can all use the kernels.
Way to go First Amenment. You say we should think how many MS stocks we have in our K. You should think of how much the other companies stock depend on Free Software. About half of all internet sites are powered by Free Software.
That is why linux users say their software is free, where the word "free" takes the meaning of the kind of free we associate with speech. This is the freedom we as Americans enjoy under the protection of the 1st Amendment.
The internet has allowed the software to become available without a monetary price, thus it is also free as in the kind of free that college students look for free beer, etc. It is easy to confuse the two, but make no mistake: You are saying that being a monopolistic power that does nothing but eat more wealth to make themselves fatter is what America is about?
This is pure FUD!!! I would say that Microsoft is closer to Stalin's Soviet Union than a democratic republic. Do you own the Microsoft software that you are using? What happens if there is a bug? You send a bug report, and wait months for Microsoft to fix it.
Are you allowed to modify the software? What happens if Microsoft finds out that you installed Windows on your brother's computer? They will take legal action against you. Microsoft is very paranoid, even to the point of requiring to request Microsoft's permission to install new hardware on a computer running WindowsXP.
Does this sound democratic? Does this sound capitalist? Capitalism rests on the foundations of free enterprise.
Microsoft tries to kill free enterprise by stifling competition and innovation. Microsoft is a monopolistic power that is more akin to the Soviet Union.
Linux, on the other hand, is American. It is a truely free operating system. If something goes wrong, you are free to find the source of the problem and fix it. You are free to see what goes on in Linux because the source code is there for everyone to see. If there is a bug, it is not uncommon for there to be a bug fix within hours of a report.
The reason is that people who are enthusiastic about programming work hard to fix the problem. Unlike the Microsoft paradigm, you own the specific copy of the software you are using. So I can give a copy to my brother without fear of action.
Not only that, I am free to "look under the hood" and make changes. You can take Linux and make it your OWN operating system. You can create scripts to make you system VERY powerful. Imagine if you are not allowed to open the hood of your car, and if you did, you faced legal action.
Linux allows you to do that. Not only that, but you can create you own distribution of Linux and sell it. You can modify the Linux Kernel, and share it with everyone else. Linux is founded upon the ideal of freedom for computer users.
These people hold ideals like the nation's founding fathers did. Read these documents by GNU. The philosophy is akin to the American Revolution.
The intention is to bring freedom and democracy to the software world.Contents. GNU/Linux. Distributions; Devices/Embedded; Free Software/Open Source; Leftovers; Clip of the Day; GNU/Linux. Applications. Some useful utilities. Utilities. Ubuntu is a Linux distribution that starts with the breadth of Debian and adds regular releases (every six months), a clear focus on the user and usability (it should "Just Work", TM) and a commitment to security updates with 18 months of support for every release.
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