Is Canonical Becoming The New Microsoft?

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Fri Feb 12 17:28:50 GMT 2010

pe, 2010-02-12 kello 22:43 +0530, Manish Sinha kirjoitti:
> Ari Torhamo wrote:
> > This is not called a metaphor in English, it's called false information.
> >
> > No one is asking for "exact stats" either, but if you use numbers to
> > support your case, it would be nice to try to get them right even within
> > an order of magnitude.
> >   
> You might be a scholar in English, I am not.
> It *is* a metaphor in English. (Probably due to differences in culture) 
> We use words like millions to mean large amounts or billions to denote 
> even bigger ones.
> As I said, since it was a metaphor and not a number, I am not obliged to 
> give exact numbers.

Well, anyway, what ever the numbers are, I agree that Mark Shuttleworth
has done great things to free software through his work, donations and
perhaps even investments.


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