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[News] GNU/Linux Better Than Television Brainwash and Competition

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I'm *Not* Linux

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| One of the most powerful aspects of free software is that its entire approach 
| and mindset is orthogonal to proprietary software. It's not just better, it's 
| profoundly different. That's one of the most important reasons that 
| *everything* Microsoft has thrown against free software has not just failed, 
| but failed dismally. The company can fight and win against more or less any 
| conventional rival, since it has spent years honing its attack methods. But 
| the latter are simply inappropriate when trying to compete against projects 
| that are profoundly non-commercial: the community cannot be bought off or 
| out; nor can it be undercut by selling goods at a loss against it. In fact, 
| it is striking that along with undeniable strengths, the increasing 
| commercialisation of open source has also brought with it vulnerabilities - 
| notably legal ones - as some of free software's angularity has been smoothed 
| down to make it more "acceptable" to enterprises.            



The "I'm Linux" Video Contest

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| If you've been alive and aware of mass media over the last twelve months,
| you've probably seen television commercials from Apple and Microsoft touting
| their operating system. From Apple's ubiquitous "I'm a Mac" to Jerry Seinfeld
| to Microsoft's "I'm a PC" retort, operating system commercials have been
| flooding the airways. Except one OS has been notably absent – Linux.

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