Thursday, October 21, 2004

You’ve got to be kidding me?!

I just heard, again, a story about how computers with Linux pre-installed promotes windows piracy in that people buy the computers, erase Linux, and install pirated versions of Windows.

What the hell?!

I can (and have) bought computers with blank drives and installed my old copy of windows on there. To insinuate that Linux boxes shouldn’t be sold because they promote piracy is analogous to saying we shouldn’t sell cars because they aid in bank robberies. Its just absurd. It really makes me wonder what exactly the people at Garter research are doing with their time. Anyway, Newsforge has another article that kind of reviews some points that Garter neglected to mention.