Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Sep 2012 22:30 UTC
Intel You'd think this sort of stuff belonged to the past - but no. Apparently, Microsoft is afraid of Android on its Windows 8 tablets, because Intel has just announced that it will provide no support for Linux on its clover Trail processors. Supposedly, this chip is "designed for Windows 8". What?
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RE[8]: Comment by stabbyjones
by Gone fishing on Sat 15th Sep 2012 13:06 UTC in reply to "RE[7]: Comment by stabbyjones"
Gone fishing
Member since:
2006-02-22

Very few successful open source projects, if any, would have succeeded if it wasn't for the dirty money that some companies selling closed source software invested on it.

I used to be a big open source fan until I realized, that without a way to pay for bills, being a fan does not help much.


You could say much the same about research in to medicine or investment in tertiary education research projects, - are you bitterly opposed to those too?

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RE[9]: Comment by stabbyjones
by moondevil on Sat 15th Sep 2012 13:40 in reply to "RE[8]: Comment by stabbyjones"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

I am not opposed to anything.

I also prefer open source over commercial software, if possible.

But I got to understand that a world where all software is free is not possible, given the constraints of how the work market functions in most countries.

Software can only be free, if enough money for continuous source of income for the developers, can be guaranteed by other means other than selling boxed software. At a level that the developers can achieve the same lifestyle as with closed source software.

The moment this fails, we're back at the closed source model.

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