Different OS's? Marketshare

Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC chad at shire.net
Wed Feb 23 19:33:05 GMT 2005

On Feb 23, 2005, at 12:23 PM, Jacob S wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:46:47 +0100
> Anthony Atkielski <atkielski.anthony at wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>> Jacob S writes:
>>> Good. I'm glad to see the average Windows user looking around the
>>> computer store still gets to see an alternative once in a while.
>> I'm pretty sure I've seen Mandrake, SuSE, RedHat, Fedora, and a couple
>> of other Linux versions in computer stores.
>> A few years ago, I bought my first copy of FreeBSD (4.3) in a computer
>> store.  Now I can't find FreeBSD anywhere; I had to burn my own CD
>> from a download to install 5.3.
> So, FreeBSD is vulnerable to this same hypocrasy; where it is sold in
> stores but still hailed as a "free" OS?

I think you are misunderstanding what "free" means.  Though I think RMS 
is a closet-communist and dislike the GPL, his description of "Free" is 
pretty good.

Don't think "free" as in "Free Beer"...


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