Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th May 2009 22:04 UTC
Ubuntu, Kubuntu, Xubuntu Many Linux users have experience with Wine, the application compatibility layer which allows some Windows programs to run on UNIX-like machines. During Ubuntu's Open Week event, Mark Shuttleworth was asked about Wine, and how important he believes it is for the success of Ubuntu.
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Temcat
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2005-10-18

I have no desire to go into economic details (so I won't continue this sub-thread); I'll just point out briefly that free market doesn't really require anything of that. Free market is unregulated market. Supply and demand work even if there is a single good from a single vendor. Monopoly isn't "bad" per se unless it's created somehow by the government or privately by non-economical methods like violence or threat of violence. All this is basically because of one thing:

No one is ever obliged to sell anything to anyone at a specific price.

But that is what many people don't get, even those who think of themselves as supporters of "market economy." Some may even agree with this exact point but then support things completely opposite to it, like regulating monopolies not created using government or private violence.

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