Skype telephone giveaway- but not for Linux users
dotancohen at gmail.com
Thu Jun 14 20:30:10 UTC 2007
On 14/06/07, Knapp <magick.crow at gmail.com> wrote:
> > So, I suppose that when you purchase a book you feel that you can copy
> > it and distribute the copies as much as you'd like? Or do you not
> > purchase books, either, because the evil publishers do not let you
> > copy and redistribute (and possibly modify) the text that _you_ paid
> > for?
> No, but book companies do not tell you that you can only read that book
> under one light and only one light. Nor do Music makers say that I can not
> play my CD on car stereo AND my home stereo and my friends stereo nor loan
> it to him (I am not saying do all this at the same time). All of which I do
> with my CD's but I can not legally do with my software.
Er, with Skype you can. We were discussing evil Skype, no?
> > Note, that personally I prefer and use FOSS software, and I think that
> > communism, if properly managed, is a superior system to democracy. The
> > problem with FOSS is that it makes little provisions for revenue. The
> > problem with past communist governments is that they have been managed
> > by small, self-interested parties which have fallen prey to the
> > greedy, power hungry, or paranoid.
> > Dotan Cohen
> And don't for get what has happened to democracy's like the USA. They have
> also been managed
> by small, self-interested parties which have fallen prey to the
> greedy, power hungry, or paranoid. AKA like software giants and other power
> hungry companies like big oil and military firms. I thought we were talking
> about Kubuntu?
Very much so. By the way, it's the plural of democracy is
"democracies" not "democracy's".
> Have you ever noticed that MS Windows has very few web browsers to pick
> from? While Linux has LOTS? I wonder why? How about Gui's to pick from? KDE
> or . . . . Why don't you have all these on a Windows box? Is someone
> stopping this from happening on MS systems? Why? Surly there is profit to be
> made with a better windows GUI?
Well, KDE does run on Windows, as do most 'linux' web browsers. No
Trident browser runs natively on Linux, so far as I know, since
development stopped on the unix version of IE at around version 5.5 or
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