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[News] Betraying GNU/Linux Users Bears a High Price

  • Subject: [News] Betraying GNU/Linux Users Bears a High Price
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2010 01:11:06 +0100
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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What price can you put on a user community?

,----[ Quote ]
| One advantage of the Cell was its ability to 
| run Linux without dramatic changes to the 
| code base: the standard Linux kernel now 
| supports the Cell as one it its 
| architectures.
| The Cellâs ability to run Linux combined 
| with Sony providing the âInstall Other OSâ 
| feature with its PS3 software gave birth to 
| a niche community of PS3 users â the Linux 
| user community.
| I remember at the last Linux.conf.au to be 
| held in Sydney (January 2007), a few IBMers 
| proudly had a PS3 running Linux on display.
| Unlike the Xbox and Wii, the PS3 and its 
| Linux option was seen as âgeekyâ and âmore 
| than just a game consoleâ. And it wasnât 
| long before mainstream Linux distributors 
| (Fedora comes to mind) started providing 
| full Linux-based OS options for the PC â 
| graphical interface and full-on âdesktopâ 
| apps.


Still no Mac, Linux support for ATO's e-tax

,----[ Quote ]
| The 2010 version of the Australian Taxation 
| Office's (ATO) online tax return software 
| will  support Windows 7, but not Mac or 
| Linux operating systems.
| Since the e-tax software was introduced in 
| 1999, it has been compatible only with 
| Microsoft's operating systems.



Should businesses support Linux?

,----[ Quote ]
| Clearly, Linux should be considered for businesses right alongside of Windows
| and, yes, Mac OS X. Choices are a good thing in business.

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