Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 2nd Feb 2006 21:15 UTC
GNU, GPL, Open Source Linus Torvalds, father of the Linux kernel, has fleshed out his unhappiness with GPLv3 in three recent posts on the Linux Kernel Mailing List. Torvalds previously stated that the kernel will remain under the licensing terms of GPLv2. Yesterday, Torvalds offered his opinion as to where the battle over DRM should take place.
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RE[3]: ???
by bullethead on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 00:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ???"
bullethead
Member since:
2005-07-10

"Microsoft may hold some hardware vendors hostage, but those vendors won't just scare away a good percentage of their customers to make MS happy."

As far as I understand it's all about "volume", I believe my previous statement was correct from a business standpoint. Your not going to get a $499 Red Hat machine, but you will indeed get a $499 Vista machine. Which one will sell more do you think? I am talking about the desktop market here.

At the price point Dell is going to sell Linux workstations I will get better value from Sun. Hands down.

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by MikeekiM on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 00:49 in reply to "RE[3]: ???"
MikeekiM Member since:
2005-11-16

Dell might be a good/bad example because I don't think you can buy Linux from dell thru their web site. Corporate customers may be able to strongarm them into loading an image...

Secondly, I can't buy AMD from Dell.
Third, I can't buy an AMD cpu powered laptop from Gateway/HP/Compaq with a fast GPU.

But, will it be My machine under my control, or Dell's?
I may start looking at Sun hardware if I can't get what I want to load on a Dell, ( Dell being just an example here, please replace with HP, Gateway, Sony... )

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RE[5]: ???
by bullethead on Fri 3rd Feb 2006 00:55 in reply to "RE[4]: ???"
bullethead Member since:
2005-07-10

"Dell might be a good/bad example because I don't think you can buy Linux from dell thru their web site."

Your right.

http://www.dell.com/linux

All you get is FreeDOS. Hence my recommendation.

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