Why do they need a bill to 'consider free software'? Does any Government entity really just download freeware off the internet and start using it? They always end up buying software from a company because they need support. There's no 'free software'.
In any case, the bill that gives proprietary software tax breaks promotes the ethical thing. As we all know, production & encouragement of free software is an unethical activity, as it actively seeks to undermine proprietary software, and seeks to put legitimate companies out of business by the predatory practice of price undercutting.
If Microsoft's lobbying is responsible for this second bill, then I say, well done Microsoft!
P.S. Roy S is a Linux extremist and lunatic that makes the likes of hereticTard look normal by comparison.
The Linux fecktards still seem to be hallucinating about Chromebooks' "success" just like they used to hallucinate about the Linux netbooks.
Cheap Windows laptops are totally demolishing the silly Chromebooks, so it's time to come out of your delusions into the real world, Linux fecktards! LOL!
(Suck it, hereticTard! ROFL!)
Even though he equates Android with Linux, Torvalds knows deep down that Android is an entirely different OS. This is why Android's "success" (i.e. being slapped on a number of cheap devices) doesn't satisfy him. The Linux desktop needs to be successful for the bum to feel happy.
Also, he knows the worth of an OS is measured on the desktop where it needs to work with a vast assortment of hardware. He already admitted that server operating systems are one-trick ponies. But alas, Linux is unable to grow beyond being a one-trick pony.
As they say in India, Linux is a gift that keeps on giving to the hecklers. *snicker*
Exactly. If you look at the developer pay out, Android doesn't even register. Android developers make such little money, it's a cruel joke. This could be due to the rampant piracy in the Android world. Bottom line is, if the developers are not making money, neither is Google.
The horrendous web usage figures indicate the resulting ad revenue for Google is little. So, what's this "success" for? ROFL!
You appear to be quite insane. I was not fired from anywhere any time.
If you are referring to the big-weinered one, I believe he is in Utah some place.
Is well said. Windows 8 is beautiful, functional, and flexible.
Linux is none of those. Just ask Munich! ROFLMAO!
This be accurate. The overwhelmingly positive reviews for Surface Pro 3 everywhere suggest this is the beginning of the end for iPads and lame Android tablets.
Microsoft usually gets it right after a couple of iterations. That is what happened here also.
The Linux fecktards have all congregated around zdnet, and are wailing non-stop! You got to read some of those comments to believe the kind of excuses the bums are trotting out for the laughable failure of the wretched Linux system.
What's the term I'm looking for, bums? Comedy Rhodium? ROFL!
God, what a joke, what a joke, what a joke Linux turned out to be!
"MUNICH COULD BE about to abandon its 10-year plan to adopt open source software with a return to Windows.
"In 2003, the southern German city decided to spend 30m euros on converting all local government systems to a customised version of Linux, affectionately known as Limux, and the Openoffice productivity suite of applications.
"But now that experiment could be about to end as members of the ruling coalition government who were previously in opposition are pressing for a review of the scheme amid claims that city workers are "suffering"."
Oh ho ho! Linux causes untold suffering to its hapless users. Take it from a hapless former user, and give it up, Munich bums!
It seems the Linux fecktards are given even more evidence that Linux on the desktop sucks the big one.
Give it up, bums.
This is terrible news for the Linux fecktards. Munich migration proved at every turn that attempting to use Linux on the desktop is the worst decision anybody could make. But Munich stuck with it, just so they could say they did it. (We now learn that ideology is the chief reason for this.) Linux fecktards had one migration they could point to. One is better than zero for the hapless fecktards.
But now, we find that Munich users are "suffering". LOL!
God, what a joke!
As they say in Andhra, loosely translated into English: the miser ends up spending more, and the lazy bum ends up working more.
Munich got greedy and thought they could get something for nothing. The lame Linux OS taught them over a period of 10 years that it's not possible.
God, what a joke, what a joke, what a joke Linux turned out to be!
"Though supporters of the ongoing migration state it has already saved the city some #$%$10 million in licensing expenses, a 2013 study conducted on Munich's behalf by HP (translated from the German) stated the city spent a full #$%$61 million in IT-related expenses, including re-training, just to avoid spending license fees."
Penny wise pound foolish - is that what the English-speaking people say? LOL!
Sure, no need to argue when you know you are going to lose.
"Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter recently admitted to the press that, in the time he was waiting for Linux-based software to finish its job, he could go sing a song."
Oh ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho ho!!!!! I can't stop laughing at the wretched Limux and the fake Office shet.
Again, as usual, wottard gives up. There's no point in fighting the losing battle, wottard. *snicker* That Linux loses is inevitable.
[ Mayor Josef Schimd indicates that no matter where he goes in the government structure that "employees suffer" due to using Linux on the desktop.
And, as to if Linux is cheaper than Windows? Schimd had this to say…
"We have the impression that Linux is very expensive…" ]
LOL! Again, it's the total cost of ownership of Linux that bites people in the #$%$.
Ha ha ha ha ha ha!
This is the best news I heard all year! God, what a joke Linux turned out to be!
We (Indian posters) have predicated on the SCO board that this would happen. It's only a matter of time before the Germans tire of the utter futility of Linux.
Again, more verbal diarrhea from the wottard with no substance. What is that "whole fiasco" that he is referring to and what does it have to do with the trauma suffered by the Linux fecktards at the Utah Engineer's hands?
I heard that at least one of the bums here was employed by the big-weinered one at some point, and subsequently fired, leading to the bum's trauma and obsession. There's another school of thought that hereticTard is a jilted lover. (LOL!) Whatever be the explanation, no corporate-funded "fiasco" could leave the kind of deep scars that the Utah man seems to have left on the Linux fecktards' brains. *snicker*
Is it possible to bump this to front page so people can see the desperate Linux fecktards are lying their #$%$ off?
Naked fear is seen in hereticTard, anxiety is prominent in wottard, and senile contentment is evident in CornFlower. *snicker*
OK, this is a post about nothing. I just wanted to mention this subject so the Linux fecktards may jump some more.
The Utah Man famously said Linux is a quicksand. God knows Mercury is wrong about a number of things, but on this subject, he knows what he's talking about.
HereticTard and others seem to harbor some sort of antipathy towards this person. It's like the Utah Engineer hurt all of these bums badly at some time in the past, and these bums have trouble getting past that. But like all traumatized people, HereticTard and others are unwilling to bring up the past incident. :(