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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: gadgeteer () elegantinnovations org
Date: Sun, 21 Mar 2004 10:03:19 -0700

On Sun, Mar 21, 2004 at 09:05:11AM -0500, Luke Scharf (lscharf () aoe vt edu) wrote:
But that [outlook] entails paying
BIG BUCKS to some
large monopoly

many persons find that repugnant

You already paid big bucks to that monopoly for Outlook Express.  The
cost was just hidden with the cost of your computer.

If you really find that repugnant, install Debian.

I do find that repugnant.  The Microsquish tax is on assembled hardware 
from the vendors (Dell, Gateway, et al) so I assemble my own (as well 
as for a short list of clients).  If a person goes down to the local 
Costco and buys a Dell they are still paying that M$ tax even if they 
turn around and install Debian, Suse, Fedora, whatever.

So, my advice is to seek out a white-box builder that uses quality 
parts that are selected to work well together and work well with FOSS.

As far as the OS is concerned I am sure Debian is a fine one however I 
choose different solutions.
Chief Gadgeteer
Elegant Innovations

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