Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd May 2009 13:58 UTC, submitted by shaneco
GNU, GPL, Open Source Keith Curtis worked at Microsoft for 11 years, coding on Windows, Office, and at Microsoft's research department, before leaving the Redmond giant. Call it a revelation, call it giving in to the devil's temptations, but he's now a complete open source and Linux advocate, and in his new book, "After the Software Wars", he explains why open source will prevail against Microsoft's proprietary model.
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by stanbr on Fri 22nd May 2009 18:19 UTC
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2009-05-22

I think its really simple: in the end, the best solution for the end user will win. And im pretty sure this solution will be FLOSS. Why? Just look at how a person install a proprietary software on his computer:
-search at the web;
-buy online or at a store;
-PAY for it;
-use some weird install process, probably next-next-next;
-register it;
-pray for registration to work ok;
-use it.

And here is how you do it with open source:
-search for it under your repository;
-click install;
-the system will download and install it;
-use it.

The second approuch is better and will win in the end. Period.

FLOSS rlz \o/

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