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Linux Resources: Is the Linux Community in danger?

Jan 26, 1999, 15:40 (1 Talkback[s])

This editorial looks at the effect of the proprietary software world entering the Linux community.

"The next time you see an advertisement for proprietary software, look for the hidden, underlying message. It's almost always something to this effect: our product will give you greater control over problems in your life which you cannot control right now. Whether it's your business, communicating with friends or drawing pictures, software is supposed to make life better. The reality, of course, is that proprietary software has become just another of life's daily problems over which people have little or no control. This leaves users of proprietary software alienated from the very technology that is billed as a cure for their problems."

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