[Cialug] Apple and Intel

James Shoemaker james at dhlake.com
Wed Jun 8 12:10:41 CDT 2005

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Theron Conrey wrote:
> Would you use Linux if it wasn't free software?
> I savor my freedoms and would have to say no, I'd have to look
> elsewhere.  Without that activism, Linux wouldn't exist today.  Free
> software is what brought us to where we are today with Linux.  The
> kernel is free.  The tools that developers use are free.  Look at
> Linus's decision to use a nonfree product (BitKeeper) and the problems
> that arose from there.  Corp Greed is nessesary for a corp to survive. 
> Companies have to make money.  The more development that moves out of
> the free environment the less that you or I could fix or adjust. 
> Hobbyists / Developers cannot develop and improve what the can't see.   
> Whatever your answer to the question above is your choice and I think
> it's fine.  However how many freedoms/rights would you be willing to
> lose for the sake of convienence?

	That would depend on what they would charge for it.  I would have to
balance price/features.  Don't know what else I would run though,
Windows is right out, too brittle.  I suppose BSD of some sort, or
possibly hurd.

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