Linux is Communism

from the Ballmer-PR dept

Arthur writes "According to Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft, Linux is communism." This is the exact same line that Bill Gates used about the browser when Netscape launched because they gave it out for free, and see what happened there? Microsofties will say anything, but watch what they do.

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    Spaz, 31 Jul 2000 @ 12:17pm

    Communism?

    Well.....as Americans we are supposed to hate Communism.....the whole anti-capitalistic outlook that the "want more money" generation of today screaming from .com's to VC/B2B/B2C etc.

    Free is good, as said in "The Replacements", "do you know how much insurance runs on a Ferarri?!?". I am all for free, most of the time. I buy my CDs, but use Free OSes [FreeBSD]. Free internet is GOOD, free porn is Bad. :) Free BEER is good...[i dont drink] but free garlic is bad.

    Free OSes are nice, but they come w/ a price tag called a learning curb, lack of support/software and this may cost more in the long run to save that first 60-900$.


    Rock on...........

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      Anonymous Coward, 31 Jul 2000 @ 7:35pm

      learning "curb"?

      You have a bit of a learning CURVE to go through with English, I see.

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      David, 16 Apr 2004 @ 7:43am

      Re: Communism?

      This is one of the most intelligent posts on the Internet. Too bad the psychotic Linux fans will not accept that even if it hits them square in the face.

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    Anonymous, 31 Jul 2000 @ 1:17pm

    He doesn't get it.

    He clearly doesn't get what free software is all about, just like every other suit I've heard talk about Linux. They're all warped with their proprietary, business-oriented view of software. They just don't get it. They probably never will.

    It's not about the price, or the

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      Anonymous, 31 Jul 2000 @ 1:20pm

      Re: He doesn't get it.

      err, my second paragraph was cut off.

      Anyway, it's not about the price, or the "consumer", or the demand, or about the "market share", or the competition. It's about the code. It's about the software. And it gets written.

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