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Re: The day of the Linux desktop

Posted by: Anonymous [ip:] on November 10, 2007 04:55 PM

If "beating Windows" is not the ultimate goal, it is at least a prerequisite.

Software freedom cannot survive and flower where a heavily capitalized adversary is given carte blanche to stomp it out.

Money and market share is Microsoft's air supply. Room for an alternative will only be possible if it is "beaten" out of Microsoft's monopoly domination of the IT sector. Since Microsoft sees it as an either/or struggle, and intends to give no quarter, in all probability, software freedom's survival will require that Microsoft/Windows be "beaten to death."


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