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A Linux Day of Gratitude

Jun 10, 2009, 17:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"I already had an installation CD, so in twenty minutes I had a nice new dual-boot Buntu machine. An hour later, because I have old slow DSL, I had all the updates, a batch of extra desktops and games, a new RT kernel and headers, and a big batch of audio libraries and applications. W

"What other operating system lets you do that? Free/Open/NetBSD. Any others? Not that I know of. It's easy. It's fast. For the user it's as free as can be-- I don't have to worry about the license police, or having enough money, or phoning home to the mothership for permission to do what I want with my computers. I don't have to hassle with proprietary software vendors who lose all of what little motivation they ever had to please their customers after they've made the sale. Even better, I don't have to waste my life fighting with corporate overlords who have their own plans for what I can do with my own computers. Therefore I nominate today, and every day, as Linux/FOSS Gratitude Day."

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