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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RE: It sounds strange to me
by Lennie on Sat 23rd May 2009 11:25 UTC in reply to "It sounds strange to me"
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If I bought commercial products, I can dial the service hotline/ send e-mail to the company and call for help. Do you also get a satisfactory answer ? When you call Microsoft with problems of their software it doesn't mean they actually solve your problems. Everytime at work when I've called them, they did not solve the problems we had.

I can program and know network- and system administration, so I can actually fix a lot of problems on my own.

For me the situation is much better with Linux then something which is delivered by for example Microsoft or Apple.

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