Paul J Collins
sneakums at zork.net
Fri Feb 23 22:37:23 GMT 2001
>>>>> "DM" == David Murphy <drjolt+ilug at redbrick.dcu.ie> writes:
DM> Quoting <6uy9uylkwp.fsf at zork.zork.net>
DM> by Paul J Collins <sneakums at zork.net>:
>> Requiring people to have proprietary Windows software to use a
>> service provided by the Irish Linux Users' Group strikes me as
>> nothing short of idiocy.
To quote the Master: "The very act of asking is its own reply."
>> Requiring proprietary Linux software is quite bad enough.
DM> Now that you mention it, I don't see how this harms linux.
Since most proprietary Linux software is built only for Intel, it
harms it a great deal. For every piece of no-source software that
some company releases for Linux, an army of Sparc, Alpha, ARM and
PowerPC becomes marginally less useful.
Until the free software competitior is completed of course.
Starving artists queue here.
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