>>>>> "JC" == Jerry Connolly <jerry.connolly at eircom.net> writes:
JC> Paul J Collins said the following on Fri, Feb 23, 2001 at 10:37:19PM +0000,
>> Since most proprietary Linux software is built only for Intel,
>> it harms it a great deal. For every piece of no-source
>> software that some company releases for Linux, an army of
>> Sparc, Alpha, ARM and PowerPC becomes marginally less useful.
JC> Surely the Intel version of the software makes the Intel
JC> version of Linux marginally more useful rather than the other
JC> way around.
I'm sure that most people who own Intel hardware would agree with
you. I do not.
JC> The usefulness of the other architectures is not harmed in
JC> that you can still do everything you could do before the
JC> proprietry software release.
That is exactly the wrong way to look at it. If everyone thought like
that, Linux would never have moved beyond being a tool for Linus to
learn the 386.
>> Until the free software competitior is completed of course.
JC> Lets all sing an Open Source song.
Let's not. If you think that Linux is about fewer crashes and that
free software is about singing songs and holding hands, off with you.
Starving artists queue here.
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