amd .vs intel....
claude_jones at levitjames.com
Tue Dec 13 17:13:54 UTC 2005
On Tuesday 13 December 2005 09:34, Robin Laing wrote:
> Claude Jones wrote:
> > On Monday 12 December 2005 4:53 pm, Gilboa Davara wrote:
> > The funniest thing about that link, at least when I visited it, is the
> > Flash ad offering a $50,000 reward for turning in illegal software
> > users.... To get to that ad staring me in the face from a link on this
> > list - there's some irony there.
> > That ad placement sort of says something about THG, too...
> I guess I missed the ad as I tend to ignore most ad's and block most
> pop-ups. Natural ignorance. :)
> Of course I don't support software piracy when you can get it for free
> with Linux or open source software. Okay so it seems to be a back
> handed way of getting Linux onto more computers.
I was speaking to the irony - you had to see the ad to get the visual gestalt.
I don't support software piracy whether or not you can get it for free with
Linux - I work for a software company that writes code to implement features
missing in Windows.
I just prefer the open-source model (and I can see a place for both models
co-existing side by side) and am gravitating to it for my non-work use. Now,
I'm even using Linux at work all the time to troubleshoot problematic Windows
The Windows licensing model as increasingly being followed by the downstream
vendors for Windows software has reached levels of the absurd - the talk of
implementing code into the hardware to check your licensing for example. Or
the recent Sony root-kit scandal. Or the predatory practices of companies
like Symantec. But, I'm digressing....
Bluemont, VA, USA
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