TomTom on Ubuntu

Mike McMullin mwmcmlln at
Tue Jun 16 20:48:59 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-06-16 at 15:02 -0400, Tony Baldwin wrote:
> Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> > 2009/6/16 Pastor JW <pastor_jw at>:
> >> On Tuesday 16 June 2009 7:56:38 am Felipe DOMINGUEZ wrote:
> >>> hello
> >>>
> >>> I am facing the same problem and I do believe that we have to complain. It
> >>> is the only way they know there is a market out there  who want Linux.
> >> I have complained to TomTom but they declare they have no intrest in
> >> supporting Linux as "Linux users don't buy anything".
> > 
> > Astonishing! Linux users don't buy anything? 
> I buy stuff all the time...
> soap, hamburgers, Brazilian coffee, music cds, cigarrettes, chocolate, 
> Linux t-shirts, strings for my guitar, mouthwash, books, etc., etc....
> I just don't buy software.  Ever.
> Why should I when I can software for all my needs for free!

  Actually I do buy software, but for me it's a value for money
transaction, I have no problem with the idea that ppl want to make a
living off of the code that they write, so I buy software, I bought the
Loki games to support both gaming on Linux, and because I liked the
games, and was hoping that commercial gaming houses could see that there
is indeed a market for their stuff that isn't just Windows.

> Just to clarify, however, that I don't us FREE Software just to be a 
> cheapskate; I use it because I believe in FREEdom!  (And it's also 
> better software).

  I'm looking for something in FOSS that tickles my fancy the way
Forte's Agent does, I'm happy to support good software, not only by
using and recommending it, but by putting my money where my mouth is.

> Although I do buy games for my daughter's NintendoDS system.  I suppose, 
> in that case, I am buying software.
> I have't seen any FOSS for those machines...yet.

  Wouldn't that really depend on whether or not they had that spec open
to non-commercial entities?  I assume the non-disclosure agreements are
an impediment to seeing FOSS on gaming platforms.
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