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Hahhaah: go Red Hat!!! [Nov. 21st, 2001|01:06 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
Red Hat fucking RULES!

http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/011120/202744_1.html

Hahahah .... :P
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[User Picture]From: thelovebug
2001-11-21 01:31 am (UTC)
That's a damn good solution to a pathetically stupid, and potentially damaging offer by Microsoft.

Aye, Red Hat rules!!!!
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[User Picture]From: tydel
2001-11-21 01:32 am (UTC)
Haha, that fucking rules.
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[User Picture]From: patrick
2001-11-21 01:41 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: mart
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.

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[User Picture]From: foobar
2001-11-21 06:55 am (UTC)
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.
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[User Picture]From: valuren
2001-11-21 06:54 am (UTC)
haha very cool!
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[User Picture]From: muerte
2001-11-21 08:20 am (UTC)
Wow! RedHat does rock!
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[User Picture]From: joggingguy
2001-11-21 09:44 am (UTC)

Hahhahaha

It's about time someone said it out loud :-)
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[User Picture]From: whitaker
2001-11-21 12:43 pm (UTC)
Ingenius. Did I spell that right?
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[User Picture]From: niko
2001-11-21 01:42 pm (UTC)
Redhat does rule.. however I'm still staying away from their distro. :)
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