Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE: It's simple really...
by alcibiades on Sun 25th Oct 2009 18:31 UTC in reply to "It's simple really..."
alcibiades
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No, he is not suggesting they follow the MS business model. MS doesn't supply installed copies of Windows on a PC. He is not suggesting Apple stop shipping hardware with OSX installed. Of course not.

He is suggesting that they either stop selling retail copies OR allow people to do what they like with their retail copies when bought.

But what they should stop doing is, sell retail copies, and then try to tell buyers what they can and cannot do with them.

Why this is supposed to mean that they stop selling bundled hardware and software? No idea.

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