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JailForBush Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-17-04 03:29 PM
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41. I'm here to help you.
Any time you're lost, just ask me to help straighten you out.

You suggest that Linux programmers earn money, apparently thinking that negates the argument that Linux is free.

In fact, SOME Linux varieties are free, others cost money - though I believe even the paid versions are significantly cheaper (and much more reliable) than Microshaftware.

To round out the picture, consider the software that runs on Linux. Much of it is free, also. However, there are also paid versions. Compare OpenOffice (free) to StarOffice (paid).

If you buy Windows, you have to pay for most of your other software - much of which is very expensive. And if you buy Microsoft, you're generally getting a lot of crap with your purchase, plus you're supporting corporate corruption.

If you use Linux as an operating platform, you can often choose between free and paid software. The freeware is often sufficient for ordinary use; paid versions are often purchased by business or individuals with special needs - and the money to buy it. Isn't choice wonderful?

Another funny thing about paid Linux programmers is that they tend to negate the argument that there would be no jobs if Microsoft didn't exist. It's true - Linux creates jobs, too! The icing on the cake: If you don't want Linux programming, you don't have to buy it!

Now that I've coached you, you might be able to see that the REAL "socialists" - using the Demopublican definition - are the Microsofties. After all, they limit your choices - often severely. They also punish you, no matter what choice you make. After all, we live in a Microsoft world.

But if you go with Linux, you enter the world of choice and competition. Apple is sort of a compromise; Apple is a big, wealthy corporation, and it's products are very expensive. But they're much better than Microsoft. Did you know that Apple, like Linux, is based on Unix? It makes sense; why would Apple want to base a computer that's famed for its quality on something as crappy as Microsoft?

Thank you for allowing me to help you see the light. I've already moved my websites from Microshaft to Linux servers, and I hope to migrate my computer itself in the near future. I hope you'll join the patriotic Americans who have come to see Microsoft for what it is - corporate fascism.
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  -What Bill Gates Says About Campaign 2004 JailForBush  Jan-17-04 01:49 PM   #0 
  - Well  cavebat2000   Jan-17-04 02:07 PM   #1 
  - those 'donations' have some strings attached.  alfredo   Jan-17-04 02:12 PM   #3 
  - Huh?  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 02:22 PM   #4 
  - Not really. what he got he stole, copied, or bought.  alfredo   Jan-17-04 02:23 PM   #5 
  - No, Xerox Parc did that and many other companies copied what  barbaraann   Jan-17-04 02:34 PM   #10 
  - our tax dollars created the Internet  Cocoa   Jan-17-04 02:41 PM   #15 
  - You are simply anti-freedom.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 02:08 PM   #2 
  - Allow me to apply some logic to your post.  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 02:29 PM   #6 
  - "Why are you such a Nazi?"  BigDaddyLove   Jan-17-04 02:31 PM   #7 
  - "Why are you such a Nazi" - Bullshit that cheapns this forum!  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 02:42 PM   #16 
  - Yes in a way it is..........  BigDaddyLove   Jan-17-04 02:52 PM   #22 
  - Read Between the Lines  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 03:04 PM   #29 
  - "Why are you such a corporate apologist?"  IAmJacksSmirkingRevenge   Jan-17-04 02:53 PM   #24 
  - All of a sudden there are Nazis everywhere!  MacCovern   Jan-17-04 07:14 PM   #62 
     - Think Real Hard  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 08:38 PM   #64 
  - The truth hurts!  0007   Jan-17-04 03:23 PM   #39 
  - So everybody who disagrees with you is a Nazi?  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 02:47 PM   #20 
     - Hmmmmmm...  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 03:19 PM   #37 
  - Ask the folks at Digital Research about freedom  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 02:33 PM   #9 
  - You are correct JailForBush  moof   Jan-17-04 02:34 PM   #11 
     - Ha! How could I forget Y2K!  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 02:40 PM   #14 
  - He may not be the most admirable corporate giant  debannbull   Jan-17-04 02:32 PM   #8 
  - Bill Gates bought Apple computers for your library?  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 02:37 PM   #13 
  - What a crock  moof   Jan-17-04 02:44 PM   #18 
  - Thank you  cavebat2000   Jan-18-04 01:49 PM   #67 
  - Gates is over  Must_B_Free   Jan-17-04 02:35 PM   #12 
  - I think so too  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 02:46 PM   #19 
     - Is Linux free? n/t  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 02:53 PM   #23 
        - Yes Linux is free  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 02:58 PM   #26 
        - So how do their programers make money? They have to eat too. n/t  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 03:16 PM   #35 
           - I'm here to help you.  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 03:29 PM   #41 
              - The question was an honest one.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 04:11 PM   #46 
                 - The Letter of the Law or the Spirit  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 04:32 PM   #52 
                    - Perhaps you should reread the original post.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 04:57 PM   #53 
                       - Geez, could you REACH any more?  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 05:03 PM   #55 
                          - So now you object to what I chose to write about?  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 05:12 PM   #57 
                             - Jesus, Christ, GET OVER YOURSELF.  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 08:41 PM   #65 
                                - No, I don't defend Bill Gates, I defend his rights.  Silverhair   Jan-18-04 07:41 PM   #68 
                                   - You defend Bill Gates' rights? Well bless your heart!  JailForBush   Jan-18-04 09:41 PM   #69 
        - Download Is free  Nomad559   Jan-17-04 03:01 PM   #28 
        - Linux is free, and that's free as in speech  billyskank   Jan-17-04 04:08 PM   #44 
  - How many paid Microsoft supporters are on board?  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 02:44 PM   #17 
  - Do you mean support as in "I am now typing this reply........  BigDaddyLove   Jan-17-04 02:56 PM   #25 
  - Another Stupid Argument  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 03:11 PM   #31 
     - Yep..........  BigDaddyLove   Jan-17-04 03:12 PM   #32 
     - Set-up a second partition  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 03:19 PM   #36 
        - Linux Rules!  billyskank   Jan-17-04 04:13 PM   #47 
           - My problem with Linux.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 04:21 PM   #49 
              - It doesn't take a geek to use Linux  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 04:59 PM   #54 
                 - Except that my income producing programs are Windows only.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 05:14 PM   #58 
  - Bill Gates is not Microsoft  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-17-04 03:00 PM   #27 
     - Bill Gates is not Microsoft???  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 03:13 PM   #33 
  - Microsoft's latest settlement for illegal behavior.  barbaraann   Jan-17-04 02:48 PM   #21 
  - another crok  moof   Jan-17-04 03:07 PM   #30 
  - Bill Gates one great accomplishment.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 03:13 PM   #34 
  - still another crock but with Irony  moof   Jan-17-04 03:27 PM   #40 
  - The choice was deliberate.  Silverhair   Jan-17-04 04:29 PM   #51 
     - Windows only? Some CHOICE, huh?  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 08:43 PM   #66 
  - The 'standardization" would have happened even without Billy  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 03:31 PM   #42 
  - bill gates & mickeysnot...  Triana   Jan-17-04 03:21 PM   #38 
  - Thank you for contributing to this thread!  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 03:44 PM   #43 
  - anti-Microsoft  Nomad559   Jan-17-04 04:20 PM   #48 
     - About two months now. N/T  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 04:27 PM   #50 
  - Do you consider yourself to be an anti-capitalist?  YNGW   Jan-17-04 04:09 PM   #45 
  - Am I anti-capitalist?  JailForBush   Jan-17-04 05:06 PM   #56 
  - A boss is a boss is a boss.  durutti   Jan-17-04 05:14 PM   #59 
  - No sir, its not about Boss-Employee  JellyBean1   Jan-17-04 05:38 PM   #60 
  - "Microsoft employs so many people!" - Better ask how many of them are  HypnoToad   Jan-17-04 07:04 PM   #61 
  - Bush  NewJeffCT   Jan-17-04 07:19 PM   #63 

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