Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 20th Mar 2012 22:47 UTC
Linux "If you meet Linus Torvalds, he comes off as a mild-mannered, down-to-earth Finnish-American. He lives with his wife Tove, three kids, a cat, a dog, a snake, a goldfish, a bunny and a pet rat in a comfortable 6000 square foot home just north of Portland's tony Lake Oswego neighborhood. The house is yellow - his favorite color - and so's the Mercedes. But he's not really like any of his neighbors. He drives his Mercedes fast, slamming the car into gear and flooring it. There's no coaxing, no hesitation. Either the hammer is down, or the car is at rest. And he has an abnormal number of stuffed penguins on his mantle." Yup, sounds like the to-the-point Fin we all know and love.
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RE[3]: I like Linus
by ParadoxUncreated on Wed 21st Mar 2012 08:37 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: I like Linus"
ParadoxUncreated
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Closed software is a pain. Do we really need to make money of software tools? Ofcourse money can be made on servicing opensource.

I`ve seen many closed software companies come and go. Each time the same problem. What they spent their time on developing, researching and bugtesting, now has to be repeated by someone else, with more or less success, and maybe with other strenghts. Can be a real PITA if one has gotten used to some piece of software and love it.

If it was opensource, none of these problems would bother us.

Life should be all about the user experience. We are not here to put sadistic restrainments on ourselves. And that is what closed source vs opensource seems to be.

Peace.

Edited 2012-03-21 08:38 UTC

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