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Re: [vox] Okay, funny quote from Slate article (on Linux / Mac ondesktop)
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Re: [vox] Okay, funny quote from Slate article (on Linux / Mac ondesktop)

Remember Slate in general is moderately center-right (the same way Salon
is center-left) for the most part.  Most of their coverage is decidely
conservative (and their tech coverage is generally bad.  So this type of
ill-informed imbecility is far from surprising...


On Tue, 2003-06-24 at 04:28, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> So Slashdot points to an article over at Slate which talks about Linux
> possibly overtaking Apple in desktop marketshare:
>   obURL:  http://slate.msn.com/id/2084727/
> I found this line pretty damned funny:
>   Or, for $248, you can buy a brand new, ready-to-use Linux desktop computer
>   from Wal-mart.com.  The bargain-basement price is possible because Torvalds
>   and other Linux programmers don't demand license fees.  [...]
>   As a brand, Linux is anti-corporate and anti-consumerist, but skip the
>   neo-Marxist gift economy theories that have sprung up around Torvalds.
>   He's more like the Crazy Eddie of software: His prices are insaaane!
>                                                              ^^^^^^^^
> I feel like making a new t-shirt. ;^)
> -bill!
Joseph Estevao Arruda <zeruch@damagestudios.com>
Damage Studios

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