[Fsf-friends] GNU/Linux @ Compass 2004

Mahesh T. Pai paivakil@vsnl.net
Mon Feb 16 23:34:20 IST 2004

linux junkies said on Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 12:47:22PM +0000,:

 > are giving us Windows for Free ( Pre-installed ).i.e
 > why you use GNU/Linux if you could get Windows for
 > Free !

What this copy like GNU/Linux?? That is, was it an authorised copy??

BTW, one korean printer manufacturer advertises their printers with
the tag line:- runs on both `windows and linux' (as in the advt.)
The name is S*****g. Weren't these people here?

 > price,they said the OEM (!) version of all distro will
 > cost Rs 500 and Original (!) Full pack will cost
 > around Rs 3500.

Sure. GNU/Linux is free software. You are *free* to charge what the user is
prepared to pay you.

 > 5. When we asked for any games on GNU/Linux, the game
 > vendors said that they don't have anything for
 > GNU/Linux.

Hmm. A world wide problem. Being solved.

 > Well, this the overall picture of GNU/Linux at Compass
 > 2004.

Great Work. Sometimes, merely counting the numbers gives a wrong
impression. Yours was a great job; really going into the issues and
testing the quality of statements made by the respondents. Do keep up
the spirit of enquiry.

 > Any comments???


  Mahesh T. Pai, LL.M.,                   
  'NANDINI', S. R. M. Road,               
  Ernakulam, Cochin-682018,               
  Kerala, India.                          

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