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Open Source Software and the Future of the World

Feb 07, 2008, 01:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Torvald's comments are therefore unsurprising, and are consistent with his own work. However, what he goes on to say is definitely insightful.

"Microsoft and Apple, he postulates, see the operating system as an important way to control the entire user environment both from a marketing and money-making standpoint. To his mind, proprietary operating systems force people to upgrade their software and hardware or they cannot take full advantage of them..."

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