Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Wojciech Puchar <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/21/2002 19:04:03
>  > and i wish they will not ever do. or it will not be unix any more
> And why do you say what?  What do you think makes Unix Unix?

main difference between unix and lots of other (mostly commercial but not
only) systems and between unix software and other software is that
unix enables you do perform anything you would like by combining
functions of lots programs doing few functions perfectly. and make this

others gives you one or few huge applications that have thousands of
functions that author though it may be useful (or may look great).

this is two complete views and it should not be mixed.
so let windows&msword&excel&powerpoint&ie and etc... be what they are and
let unix be unix.

and let every user choose their way of thinking and using computers, only
force them to interchange data in readable-by-all formats.