Who Are The Real Friends of Linux and Free Software? Or, Linux Is Still a Dirty Word

Posted by tuxchick on Oct 22, 2008 8:24 AM EDT
Linxu Today Blog; By Carla Schroder
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Ken is a well-spoken polite man, but that doesn't prevent him from asking the hard questions that nobody else wants to ask at these industry lovefests, which increasingly appear to be more about newer and more innovative ways to exploit Linux and FOSS. Ken stepped up to the mike at the panel discussion and asked a simple question that visibly discomfited the panel: "My customers can turn on their cable television and in 30 minutes watch five Microsoft Windows commercials. When are IBM and HP going to put the same things on? When are my customers going to be able to see about Linux? Television and radio legitimize the product."

The responses, in my occasionally-humble opinion, were worthy of Redmond itself.

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Real friends abound, but not always easy to see. dinotrac 17 3,217 Oct 24, 2008 5:37 PM

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