[Ilugc] Re: Why FOSS for Education, a presentation in PDF format
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Wed Nov 28 12:41:39 IST 2007
On Nov 28, 2007 12:32 AM, Manoj Srivastava <srivasta at debian.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Nov 2007 16:47:19 +0530, balachandar muruganantham
> <mbchandar at gmail.com> said:
> > 3. i disagree with second paragragh on page 6. where it says that FOSS
> > performs better than the proprietory softwares....
> I suppose this is subjective. I have found myself far more
> productive on UNIX/Linux products, than I ever have been on Windows
> derived products, often because I can tweak the software to behave in a
> manner that increases my efficiency.
> > 4. page 10 says rms started developing a free operation system called
> > GNU which is wrong. rms started a GNU project to create a unix-like
> > operation system. more over rms and linus did not plan and started
> > project. i think its a grammer mistake
> Well, RMS did start to develop a free OS called GNU -- except that
> the kernel was supposed to be the HURD. Linux came out of nowhere, and
> succeeded, while the HURD remains a experimental kernel.
> I came to MIT to get an education for myself and a diploma for my
> Manoj Srivastava <srivasta at acm.org> <http://www.golden-gryphon.com/>
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