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Re: Poor Microsoft Can't Make Money from Windows (Just $5 Apiece)

Terry Porter wrote:

> On Tue, 23 Dec 2008 12:36:52 +0000, Robin T Cox wrote:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Microsoft Missing Out on Netbook Growth as Linux Wins Sales
>> <quote>
>> ``The engineers designing computers understand that if they want to cut
>> costs, the only way to do so is to get rid of Microsoft,'' IDC's Chang
>> said.
>> </quote>
>> Say no more.
> So true, and this is the absolute bottom line. The trolls may bitch and
> moan all they like, but in the end it comes down to cost, and Linux is
> free.

Free as in freedom - not price.
The advantages of free Linux is the source code is freely available to
innovate while support is chargeable.
The tools of innovation are free in the open source world
while they are chargeable in a proprietory environment.
Freedom to innovate is inherent in the open source world
theough the availability of free software source code,
while the proprietory world puts shackles around freedom and
stiffles innovation. No government should support anything
that stiffles innovation.

Last but not least, innovation moves at a faster pace
with free software and freedom, but closed source
and proprieotory world moves at a much much slower pace
because they don't have enough money to pay for much innovation
because nearly all the money is lost in licensing and
management bickering.

One or two governments should try to ban closed and proprietory software
business practices as a social service experiment to speed up innovation.
Doing nothing is not an option as opportunity costs double
when businesses continue to waste money on their licensing while free
software innovates faster and faster.

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