__/ [ NoStop ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 15:13 \__
> Back in 2002 Venezuela adopted an official policy that exclusively calls
> for the use of open source software in that government.
They should encourage the use of _free_ open source in governments. Open
Source is a deceiving term.
> Dr. Felipe Pérez-Martí, Planning and Development Minister explains how open
> source software can further the revolution in an article yesterday:
> Microsoft has been unable to cope with Open Source except to complain about
"Complain" is too subtle a word, in my honest opinion. The "we don't like it,
so it's illegal" mentality -- that which compares it to cancer -- is not as
bad as lies (FUD). In the former case. you express a view and, in the latter
, you twist actual factual truths, which baffles people. Anyone who cares
would find this attitude insulting,
> View Some Common Linux Desktops ...
There are alsoo tons of free ones on kde-look.org and gnome-look.org . KDE
integrated with the Web to bring you (almost) infinitely many wallpapers
without needing to browse (the Net).