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Re: [SLUG] Re: Android-based smartphones - any drawbacks ?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Re: Android-based smartphones - any drawbacks ?
- From: David Lyon <david.lyon.preisshare@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2012 18:31:04 +1100
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well, another viewpoint.
I bought a new notebook and it came with windows 7.
For years I've not felt so dissappointed with a computer. I just
couldn't find anything fun to do with it.
They've even removed 'debug'.. Shish-ka-bobs.
Then After I got Ubuntu 11 on, the machine is my sense of lovely. g++
was built in. Whoah.
On 2/5/12, Patrick Elliott-Brennan <mail@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> FOSS vs proprietary software is not a fetish. It's an ethical issue.
> As much as making decisions as to what sort of school (or even whether
> you send your children to school), or whether you will become a
> vegetarian or NOT be a vegetarian is an ethical issue.
> Some people can be accused of presenting their ethical positions in an
> almost religiously fundamentalist fashion and can be accused of being
> dramatic or dogmatic. Usually this is more a result of their personal
> presentation and inability to calmly or clearly discuss their
> position. In neither case is this a reflection of the validity of
> their views, more the response they receive and the reputation that
> It's even possible some people do 'fetishise' the subject of
> FOSS/Properietary software. I think this is the case with things like
> Apple products. However, this does not make the subject any less an
> ethical issue.
> If you are serious in phrasing it as a 'fetish' then I'd suggest
> looking up the difference.
> That said, I don't know if you are serious and I could be seriously
> oblivious to a subtle, dry humorous comment. In which case: My big.
>> I do not think FOSS vx proprietary software is a moral issue, it is a
>> fettish. Now if others care about your fettish then kewl, and if they are
>> pragmatic in any form words of disapproval are discourteous.
>> "Sadly, people these days don't care ..."
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