>>>> Sorry for coming with such a 'crazy' idea ... maybe is just my
>> ... or maybe I am just trying to find a way in which we can balance that
>> dominance and come with a real competition between OS's based on a good
>> implementation/development and not just $$$.
>>Preferance for a software license isn't good enough reason to economically
>restrict an obviously profitable business from selling their software.
>>Hardware vendors shouldn't decide what runs on their hardware - This
>lead to better products. Read up on the benefits of the free market...
Yes. you can say that an operating system = software( at least technically
speaking it's) but still there is a big difference in the idea that OS is
the other half which is giving life to your hardware. So, I am not talking
about software in general but OS.
And, I wasn't very clear ... Not hardware vendors suppose to choose the os
but sponsor with more or less money a good and reliable operating system .
And I think then they will be more interested in a better operating system
which will improve considerably their hardware performance then just a
simple costumer(I thinking know how to make normal people to try something
And again . I am not happy by myself with the idea of some kind of
governmental regulation ... but in a way or other suppose to moderate all
those "evolution's steps" and give a for new ideas/developments to make a
real competition in real time and all the time. Am I wrong ?
>Er - isn't that what they already do? Up until recently it was IMPOSSIBLE
>buy an off-the-shelf system WITHOUT an OS pre-installed....
Yes. but they do that in the wrong place - sellers? They care only about
money so they will easy decide to sell the colored box they heard about!
>Hrm. Sun OS, RS/6000. NT with their HCL. Plug and Play. PC "Clones"... At
>least two manufacturers I know of are shipping Linux (just to bring this on
>topic ;-) with their "off the shelf" boxes, and I know of a manufacturer
>that is actively pursuing the idea of "geek boxes" - cut-price Linux box
>WITHOUT a built in support warranty.
Yes. but small scale still...
>If governments did this there would be UPROAR! How can you legislate to
>a whole industry into a charity? M$ have their wallets siphoning into waaay
>too many of Dubya's buddies for that.... it would be considered
>"un-american" to block "free enterprise" and "innovation" to force such a
A whole industry ? talking about a whole 'ONE' industry as far ... MS. And
I think/see that is not and not gonna be that easy come with a real free
enterprise and innovation
> And, to top that, how about we make car manfacturers pay for petrol - so
>you get your car for £100,000 and all the petrol is free!
That is a good point Kate! but I don't see a common point between OS and
petrol...like for ex. since when is OS considered consumable ?!!! I thought
that is the 'soul' of that machine and like a simple costumer I don't wanna
buy a dead/half dead body.
You can say that - well "who is stopping you to buy a different OS or ask
for from the beginning " ? And my answer will be that: an OS like Linux
still needs more adjustments to be a real competition on the market and for
that they need money=market and again that 's a problem ...
Anyway . It is idea is crazy anyway ...sorry I just need to talk a little
Still one question more:
What is the direction(in your point of view) for Linux ?
Workstation/Server ? Or maybe soon there will be not a big difference
(except large scale servers)?
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