|Hahhaah: go Red Hat!!!
||[Nov. 21st, 2001|01:06 am]
Red Hat fucking RULES!|
Hahahah .... :P
That's a damn good solution to a pathetically stupid, and potentially damaging offer by Microsoft.
Aye, Red Hat rules!!!!
Haha, that fucking rules.
what i find really interesting about this is that the software doesn't really cost anything to reproduce, so it is showing how microsoft overvalues the OS. the software added to the package seems like an attempt to raise the amount of money that microsoft is really spending, making it look like they are giving more then they really are.
red hat gets mad props for this.
2001-11-21 05:58 am (UTC)
I liked it until the rant about monopolies. The Red Hat guy is supposed to be concerned with helping schools, not pissing off Microsoft. I paint Red Hat with the same crafty, self-serving brush on this one.
Except that the rant was, more or less, true. Microsoft's offer would have put their software into the schools that couldnt' afford any alternatives, guaranteeing that every student that went through there was, once again, trained and used to and expecting Microsoft everywhere.
The fact that the number of computers they could donate with the same amount of money (from 200,000 -> 1,000,000) also shows something about how "valuable" that donation was - where 4/5 of it was in software that wouldn't actually cost MS a penny to include.
Redhat, just like M$, is a FOR-PROFIT company, so of course they're going to be pro-themselves and anti-[their competition], but I don't think they really went over the line, he just said out loud what everyone else was thinking.
It's about time someone said it out loud :-)
Ingenius. Did I spell that right?
2001-11-21 01:42 pm (UTC)
Redhat does rule.. however I'm still staying away from their distro. :)