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Re: [vox] KDE's Future?
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Re: [vox] KDE's Future?

On Monday 12 January 2004 22:44, Bill Kendrick wrote:
> I realize this is kind of what you're asking already, but I guess I'm
> adding my own question to it... 

I have something to add also.  I have this strange and unpleasant feeling.  
It's a form of fear, though I guess I have myself to blame to a degree.

As a computer incompetent, who for example probably couldn't install Debian 
and then compile KDE; that is, as someone who uses Linux like the majority 
use Windows, I feel like my freedom of choice might be affected by what the 
big boys are doing.  IBM and Novell (and I guess Sun) are making these big 
moves.  I suppose IBM at least is trying to counter Microsoft, and that's 
good.  But when the companies that started giving Linux to the masses (Red 
Hat, Mandrake, SuSE, etc.) start getting bought out as the big boys make 
their moves, it seems like something's gone wrong.  I might again be 
dependent on what these companies decide to do.  Linux might not end up being 
so revolutionary.

Now if someone wants to go ahead and bash this message, go ahead.  It will 
make me feel better.


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