Linked by Robert C. Dowdy on Tue 8th Oct 2002 02:36 UTC
Red Hat I know what you're thinking, but don't worry. This article isn't 'Yet Another Red Hat 8.0 Review'. This article is primarily about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a newbie, but it's also about using Red Hat 8.0 if you happen to be a KDE user. Why? I happen to be a KDE user, so it makes sense I'd focus more on what I know the most about. Plus, I still remember the frustration of staring with something akin to terror at a blank command line with lots of ideas about what I'd like to do and very little knowledge of how to do it.
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Re: Mongre by Aitvo
by Rayiner Hashem on Tue 8th Oct 2002 17:55 UTC

Go f*** yourself, Aitvo. If you want to sit there and take it from someone else, then fine. Don't criticize others for not wanting to do the same. The simple issue here is that KDE is not RedHat's product. In using someone else's work, they have a moral obligation to the people who created KDE beyond the legal requirements of the GPL. If KDE people don't like what RedHat did to KDE, then it is their right to bitch about it. After that, they certainly have a legal requirement to abide by the GPL (though I'm not too worried about that yet). It's bigger than you buddy. It's not just about giving you an easier Linux distro to use. It's about making sure that the major Linux distributor doesn't become the kind of money-grubbing moral-less company that MS is. Let's just make it nice and clear for all the newbies. There are too options:

1) Putting up with crap just to get a "better" product.
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This is the BAD option. Don't even think about it. If, at any point, you contemplate it, switch immedietly to Windows.

2) Getting great products under YOUR terms.
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This is the GOOD option. No matter how commercialized Linux gets (and I'd be perfectly ecstatic to see lots of people making lots of money off Linux) its gotta be about freedom. The GPL guarentees this to some extent, but, in software, as in life, the biggest danger to freedom is a lazy, self-centered populous.