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A small privilege

A small privilege

Posted Dec 20, 2004 14:30 UTC (Mon) by mwilck (subscriber, #1966)
Parent article: Porting free software to Windows

I have another point to make.

Linux users must forego a vast amount of non-free applications (think Adobe, think games, think HyperTaxSaver2005, even MS office, whatever). Many are easy to live without, others less so.

Free OS users quickly get used to the the fact that hardware manufacturers, web publishers and of course software developers think about them last, right before considering the demands of Windows 3.1 and Atari users.

For us free OS users, it's a small privilege and a nice warm and cozy feeling to think that at least the free software community thinks about us first. Let it remain that way. We deserve it.

This may not make people migrate towards Linux faster. But it may help pleople to stick with it.


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