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Re: [SLUG] Linux CE
- To: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Linux CE
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri Sep 14 20:50:02 2001
- Reply-by: Mon Sep 17 20:22:17 EST 2001
- User-agent: Mutt/1.3.20i
<quote who="Jon Biddell">
> 1. We do not support Linux on ANY product (yeah, right - how come you sell
> servers with it pre-installed)
> 2. If you load Linux on it and want to go back to WinCE, you have to send
> it off to the USA for the ROM to be re-flashed.
> 3. I wouldn't try it (Compaq's words, not mine).
> Ah ha !! Did he send it to the USA ? No, he reflashed it HERE. Would he
> give me the software to be able to do that ? Of course NOT !!
Free Software wins in the end, on all these points:
> So I bought a Palm - more apps, no Microsoft Tax, and a greater level,
> IMHO, of geekiness....
The Palm is a brilliant user environment; it is incredibly well-suited to
rapid use of such a small space [ you made the better purchase ;) ]. We
still don't have a Free Software equal though...
How does a Free Software (using) company stay aloft in this area though?
"Man, is there some worldwide consipiracy to supply me with doctored
dictionaries or something?" - Adrian van den Dries