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Who Are The Real Friends of Linux and Free Software? Or, Linux Is Still a Dirty Word

Oct 21, 2008, 23:02 (12 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"The responses, in my occasionally-humble opinion, were worthy of Redmond itself.

"The first response was a feeble dodge about how users of Motorola set-top boxes were already using Linux. But as Ken pointed out, the Linux part was not visible and users of these boxes have no idea what's inside. Then two more panel members chimed in:

""Your question really ought to be aimed at the folks who make money specifically because it's Linux...."

""You won't see IBM advertising any operating system on television...you may see us offer solutions, services, and products...Linux is a component to build other things.""

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