|FROM ||Ruben Safir
|SUBJECT ||Re: [hangout] Lindows CEO attacks Intel's Centrino Linux lockout
On Fri, Mar 21, 2003 at 09:29:32AM -0800, Bruce Perens wrote:
> I also pulled out of the Lindows desktop summit. The reason was that the
> summit was not representative of the free software developer community,
> and only communicated the Lindows.com viewpoint. Many other companies
> pulled out, as well.
Right, and this was a proper action IMO. However, the point Ray makes is valid.
If such a heavy hand was taken with LINDOWS, then even more so it should have been
taken with Microsoft who's attacks on the Free Software community is many times
worse than Lindows in it's best day.
Yet, Microsoft was given a free pass at Egov-OS and other places, whereas
Lindows is at least a contributer to the Free Software community putting
GNU/Linux on the desktop of milions of users daily.
> Regarding the Centrino, Microsoft has Intel over a barrel. Intel feels
> that the IA64 chip will be a failure without Microsoft's _enthusiastic_
> cooperation. Not just cooperation, they need to be enthusiastic.
> Remember what happened with the Alpha chip.
The stupidity of the Alpha Chip and Compact should be remmebers, not
because Alpha was crushed by a lack of Microsoft support, but because
Compact was too stupid to make those Alpha Chips cheap and to put and
invest in an alternative desktop, one which was already mature and ready for
business, in the GNU/Linux desktop.
Intel shouldn't repeat this mistake and they should break from Microsoft entirely.
If intel floods the market with $300 64 bit processor system running SUSe, KDE,
Evolution and Open Office, MS is dead in 2 years....
The problem with Compact, and repeated with Intel is they REFUSE to compete.
Your a big houncho.... contact intel and let's blow open the GNU/Linux market
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