[ubuntu-uk] Linux is not a proper OS - it's official.

Bruno Girin brunogirin at gmail.com
Sat Jan 15 00:13:00 UTC 2011


On Fri, 2011-01-14 at 21:20 +0000, Barry Titterton wrote:
> The French government has decided that a machine using linux is not a
> proper computer.
> 
> http://www.tabletpcreview.com/default.asp?newsID=1847&news=tablet+archos
> +windows+french+france
> 
> You can always rely on the French for a good laugh.

Don't worry, when it comes to finding excuses to tax you more, any
government in the world can come up with nonsensical ideas!

Having said that, the TabletPCReview.com article seems to have a
different interpretation than the original Numerama article [1].
According to the original article, it seems to apply exclusively to
tablets that run a mobile or dedicated OS. Any tablet running a desktop
OS (e.g. Windows 7 but also presumably a desktop version of Linux) would
be exempt.

Now, whether that makes the whole thing any more sensible is open for
debate.

[1]
http://www.numerama.com/magazine/17823-les-tablettes-tactiles-seront-taxees-pour-la-copie-privee.html

Bruno





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