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[2]: Thom has a point...
by alcibiades on Sun 25th Oct 2009 18:28 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom has a point..."
alcibiades
Member since:
2005-10-12

Smart and decent people don't go for straight out breaking the law every time they don't like it
No. But when they find a company imposing conditions on the use of stuff they have bought from that company that they consider unfair, anti competitive, probably contrary to consumer protection legislation, they...hold up two fingers, and get on with doing what they want with what they have bought.

Good on them!

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RE[3]: Thom has a point...
by Manik on Sun 25th Oct 2009 20:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom has a point..."
Manik Member since:
2005-07-06

Class actions have been prohibited ?

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RE[3]: Thom has a point...
by wirespot on Sun 25th Oct 2009 21:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom has a point..."
wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

they...hold up two fingers, and get on with doing what they want with what they have bought.


Except Psystar doesn't fall within that category. They have no right to do what they're doing.

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RE[3]: Thom has a point...
by twitterfire on Mon 26th Oct 2009 15:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom has a point..."
twitterfire Member since:
2008-09-11

I only raised one finger when I installed os x on my PC. Which even if it has better cpu, ram, video etc than apple alternatives and even if I found drivers for all the harware is a piece of crap because it wasn't Apple branded. ;)

I won't tell which finger I used.

I raised two fingers when I wiped os x from my poor PC who from that moment happily dual boots Linux and Windows. Well, I must be insane, you may think, if I dared to erase such a good os. Not the case, since even if I have better hardware, the only thing I miss is the "integration". I'm heading right now to an apple dealer to pay 1500€ for that nice "integration". ;)

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