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Livin' La Vida Canonical Ain't Easy

Dec 02, 2010, 23:33 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Linux is free as in beer. Yeah, and speech too, but I'm concentrating on the beer right now. The same is true for Ubuntu's brand of Linux. You can download a free beer, er, I mean a free ISO image of the latest Ubuntu from the Ubuntu servers, burn that ISO, and install it on as many PCs as you want. You can then hand that CD to a friend and let them do the same. I've done this countless times over the years. I've also paid for Linux many times over the years and frankly, I don't object to doing that when I think paying a little here and there supports the companies that support and promote Linux and other free and open source software.

"I especially don't mind paying when those open source companies, like Canonical, offer me (or my customers) additional services like support, online storage, music stores . . ."

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