On Sat, 18 Feb 2006 12:09:32 +0000, B Gruff
>On Saturday 18 February 2006 07:37 Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> What is intersing is that Linux achieved expansion in a different way from
>> that which Microsoft had chosen. Linux is free and relies on the GPL (or
>> its 'relatives'). Microsoft turned a blind eye to piracy, thereby making
>> it virtually free to most people. The skills and files (information, data)
>> were then 'locked', so the legal barrier could finally rise.
One wonders at this business model. Was it planned from the
first or was it taken advantage of when it finally
Almost like a drug dealer giving out free samples until
their clients got hooked.
I know that there was tremendous resistance from large
corporations to allow their staff to use PC's instead of
dumb workstations at the beginning. It was only when a
significant percentage of people had purchased home PC's and
trained themselves on their own dime that the corporations
changed their way of thinking.