Microsofts new way of bashing Linux

Alexander Jacob Tsykin stsykin at
Fri Jun 16 08:22:16 BST 2006

On Friday 16 June 2006 11:28, Michael T. Richter wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-15-06 at 21:10 -0400, Andrew Zajac wrote:
> > I think people are shortly going to notice that they are paying
> > proprietary software companies to hold back the develpment of the
> > software.  The software can get better in thousands of ways, but no
> > one is allowed to do anything with it, except for the employees of the
> > owner of that software.
> Windows 98 (and likely Windows 95) has far superior sound support to any
> Linux distribution out there.  It's 8 years old (or 11 if my guess that
> 95 is also better than Linux).
> How exactly has software development with the GPL made sound support
> leap forward again?
this may be a dumb question, but if that is the case, then why are you using 
> > Now, (back to reality) if people obtained software for free and only
> > paid someone when they needed it to do something it doesn't do and
> > those improvements were given back to the community, the software
> > would improve at a considerably faster rate than it does presently for
> > proprietary software.
> Just like sound support for Linux.  Or Bluetooth support.
see above
> > If people ended up spending an equal amount of money as they do today
> > on software, but each dollar went into genuine development (paying at
> > the point of value), instead of some company collecting the same
> > royaly for the same software over and over, I think we would really
> > see some intersting software, developed at a staggering rate.
> I see nothing which supports this assertion yet.  Well, except for a few
> programming environments.  Ruby kicks ass, for example.  But in general,
> at the end-user level?  You get what you pay for with free software.
see above

You may find that some people disagree with you. Sound support in Linux is 
fine for me.


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