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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
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.
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