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Date:      Wed, 23 Feb 2005 12:32:50 -0700
From:      Chad Leigh -- Shire.Net LLC <chad@shire.net>
To:        Jacob S <stormspotter@6Texans.net>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Different OS's? Marketshare
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On Feb 23, 2005, at 12:23 PM, Jacob S wrote:

> On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 19:46:47 +0100
> Anthony Atkielski <atkielski.anthony@wanadoo.fr> wrote:
>
>> Jacob S writes:
>>
>>> Good. I'm glad to see the average Windows user looking around the
>>> computer store still gets to see an alternative once in a while.
>>
>> I'm pretty sure I've seen Mandrake, SuSE, RedHat, Fedora, and a couple
>> of other Linux versions in computer stores.
>>
>> A few years ago, I bought my first copy of FreeBSD (4.3) in a computer
>> store.  Now I can't find FreeBSD anywhere; I had to burn my own CD
>> from a download to install 5.3.
>
> So, FreeBSD is vulnerable to this same hypocrasy; where it is sold in
> stores but still hailed as a "free" OS?

I think you are misunderstanding what "free" means.  Though I think RMS 
is a closet-communist and dislike the GPL, his description of "Free" is 
pretty good.

Don't think "free" as in "Free Beer"...

Chad



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