operating systems

From: Kevin McQuiggin <mcquiggi_at_sfu.ca>
Date: Thu Jan 1 11:37:04 1998

Read http://www.netaction.org/articles/freesoft.html for a discussion of
the importance of free software such as Linux to the infrastructure of the

Free software and open standards drive creativity and foster a
collaborative approach that benefits all.

The fastest way to fix bugs in new software is to release the source code
to the community. Hmmm, funny MS hasn't done this with Win 95 or NT...

Lots of folks got their first computing experience in the PC era, and being
victims of media and advertising hype decry free software as substandard.
The opposite is true. When substandard software has all the hype and the
gigabucks behind it, it unfortunately develops a market force that is all
but impossible to stop. Where's Beta rather than VHS these days anyway?


Kevin McQuiggin VE7ZD
Received on Thu Jan 01 1998 - 11:37:04 GMT

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