Newsgroups: comp.os.linux, alt.os.linux, comp.unix.pc-clone.32bit, comp.unix.wizards, comp.unix.misc, gnu.misc.discuss
From: ma...@asterix.cns.caltech.edu (Jamie Mazer)
Date: 26 Nov 92 10:18:42
Local: Thurs, Nov 26 1992 10:18 am
Subject: Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Alpha release Linux/GNU/X ...
> ......@cs.brown.edu writes:Perhaps I'm loosing track of all this, but I think you're all missing
> ...wes...@smurf.sti.com (Will Estes) writes:
> > This is a bit embarrassing to have to point out, but did you realize
> > that Microsoft is selling Windows/NT on CD-ROM for $69? I mean, is
> > Microsoft's proprietary 32-bit operating system even more free than
> > free GNU UNIX? :)
> As for your assertion that MS's NT is "more free" than the Linux stuff..
the meaning of the term "free software". I do believe that several
people (including RMS, if I remember correctly) have frequently pointed
out that the "free" in "free software" w.r.t. to GNU doesn't really mean
that the software is available for no-money-down, but rather, it refers
to the fact that the software is unencumbered (tho, I guess some may
argue over the details of the GPL).
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but it seems that you guys are all
Hmm, perhaps I shouldn't have gotten involved.. It's been a LONG
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