--- Antonio Olivares <email@example.com> wrote:
> --- Francis Earl <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > if rh desktop was not doing what customers want,
> > they would not buy it
> > > just for support.
> > That's just it, RH Desktop _does_ do what it's
> > customers want... thing
> > is, what is the target audience of RH Desktop?
> > Consumers expect an entirely different set of
> > functionality, and today,
> > Linux is still behind the curb there. The groups
> > that are packaging
> > Linux to target these groups aren't doing a very
> > good job of advertising
> > and educating those users either. They are simply
> > facilitating the kinds
> > of things that made FOSS appealing in the first
> > place, they are
> > continuing to allow users to be locked into
> > proprietary models.
> > Who is that helping? You think users would
> > to use AAC (iPOD) or
> > MP3 etc if they knew they do not own that media
> > just paid $1 for?
> > Apple is currently the largest distributor of
> > in the world, users
> > can't even share that music with their friends
> > legally. One dollar is a
> > small figure, but how much is Apple making for
> > basically just allowing
> > users to listen?
> Apparently some of the MP3 patents are supposedly
> dying out, but not so soon
> As for the apple Ipod, and others they can get
> and unpaid music can be placed onto them. I have
> students that are very bright in this area, they put
> music onto cell phones without paying for the music.
> They are sharp with computers and electronics but
> them about academics and they do not answer. They
need here word "not"
> They do not need to be dissapointed with Apple as >
they do not care
> what they do, they know that someone, somewhere is
> working to ensure that they can do other things >
> Apple did not want them to do.
> > Users do that willingly though, and complain if
> > they're not able to be
> > ripped off in such ways. That is what RedHat is
> > fighting in the consumer
> > space, and why they aren't willing to invest
> > millions trying to appeal
> > to these people.
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