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Re: Ranter or evangelist?



On Mon, 2009-07-20 at 09:31 +0500, gilpel altern org wrote:
> It's really weird. I already said that you have a gift for explaining,
which means you're certainly not completely dumb. How come you can't
understand the importance of market share for Linux?

a. This is Linux, other than for the few for-sale distributions "market
share" is inappropriate terminology.

Indeed. "World domination fast" was a really bad joke:

http://marketshare.hitslink.com/report.aspx?qprid=8&qptimeframe=M&qpsp=124

I'm sure people who are playing the game of reverse engineering the codecs
and making sure that everything works despite all Microsoft attempts (1)
will keep on doing so in another 18 years from now, even with only
0.0000...1% of people on the net using Linux.

(1) It's the first time ever that I can read MWV at Radio-Canada without
endless hassles.

Same goes for DeCss. There's absolutely no need to have people understand
what using "their Windows" really means. Windows is free, ins,T it: you
get it when you buy a computer! One wonders where Microsoft's billion$
come from.

And, of course, all state television will use open source formats.

Anyways, you couldn't care less since you watch video in binary format,
right?

Thanks for sharing your deep thoughts! I've had this discussion with happy
losers all too often. Enough for now.



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