Subject: Re: [open-source] Sun to start charging for Star Office
To: Stephane St Hilaire <email@example.com>
From: paul beard <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/22/2002 15:26:00
Stephane St Hilaire wrote:
> I'm sure NetBSD doesn't have threads/multiprocessing support
> due to Microsoft predatory practices. What kind of state of
> the art are you talking about ?
let me put it another way: how much time and effort went and still
goes into "the browser war" and competing streaming media
standards that might be better spent on real advances?
> I'm assuming
> that when one of the open unixes makes a real breaktrough
> he'll jump right in and provide the best Unix apps that anyone
> will have ever used. Perhaps then the Ms bashing will tone
> down just a little once Ms Office is available everywhere.
maybe they could make a breakthrough if there were mainstream apps
like Office . . .
> In a capitalist society playing fair probably amounts to
too cynical and pessimistic to merit a reply beyond this: pure
unfettered capitalism and monopolies can't co-exist.
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