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Do you think the piracy of Microsoft products ulltimately lowers the number of Linux users?
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No
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 27%  [ 28 ]
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canadian_psyko wrote:
I got this form my roommate on Windows vs Linux:

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Anything I pay for is automatically better that anything I can get for free. I don't like opensource because it's free
[...].
No free beer for him, I guess :)

But seriously, I think I last encountered this kind of attitude in kindergarden... ("It costs more, so it must be better")
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

canadian_psyko wrote:
I got this form my roommate on Windows vs Linux:

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Anything I pay for is automatically better that anything I can get for free. I don't like opensource because it's free


Does your friend only have sex with prostitutes because free pussy is automatically inferior?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know about who you've laid but in my experience free sex is far from free.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The amusing, and I guess you could say ironic part, is: he does use Firefox. And a few other similar apps I can't think of at the moment.

his views apply only to software.He refuses to pay for anything else (he doesn't pay for his software, but that's another issue)

He buys beer, I drink it.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The main problem is that Joe Average's perception is "You get what you pay for." The fact that open source software is nearly always free scares people, just because it's offered unabashedly free.

It's all about perception. Show people that most of the Internet at large runs on open source software, and other examples. Times change, but sometimes people change with them more slowly.
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