Disk on Key slowly getting smaller

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Mar 11 15:14:24 UTC 2008

John L Fjellstad wrote:

> Derek Broughton <news at pointerstop.ca> writes:
>> I think very much that the reason most individual users get Linux is
>> because
>> it's free.  They might stay because it's secure, stable or Free, but they
>> wouldn't try it in the first place if they hadn't got it for nothing.
> I actually paid for my first Linux experience. It was easier and faster
> to pay for a copy of RedHat 4.x (something, whatever had linux 2.0.38)
> at the local Newegg (or possibly Fry's) than to download a CD.

I usually pay for the "other" distros I try - I tend to choose which Linux
mags I'll buy depending on which DVD's they've got :-)  But that's pretty
small change compared to buying a retail Windows.

My very first Linux was Corel Linux 1.0, and I don't recall how I got the
CD, but I think I actually paid a nominal price for it.

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