[linux-audio-user] Re: Companies Refusing to Release/Permit Linux Drivers

From: Juhana Sadeharju <kouhia@email-addr-hidden>
Date: Fri Mar 03 2006 - 18:22:19 EET

As long as MS Windows is the only preinstalled OS in purchased
computers, Linux is a major loser. The purchased computer may
even cost the same or more (more likely) if you don't want
the MS Windows.

Think about the world in which Linux is the only preinstalled
OS in the purchased computers: how many domestic users would
spend additional $$$ for MS Windows?

I don't understand PC sellers because Linux is free. I'm sure in
the above situation very soon people would demand more software to
Linux so that people would not have to put $$$ extra to additional OS.

I'm toying with the idea that when a computer is tax-deductible,
the goverment pays with respect to lowest priced OS. Similarly
with all kind of taxpayer funded grants/awards: grant would include
only the lowest priced OS. And not only OS, any software would be
treated the similar way: GIMP instead of Photoshop, Blender instead
of Maya or Max, Ardour instead of Protools. When people do not get
grants for $$$$ software, they are more willing to use the lowest
priced alternative.

We should educate politicians and grant givers about the lowest
priced alternatives.


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