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Would you still use Linux if it costed money?
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>>64721351
Sure, as long as it's free.
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I pay for sandwich all the time. Maybe if I had to spend money on Linux software I wouldn't be such a lardass.
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>>64721351
>costed
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>>64721351
nope. I would switch to freebsd
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Sure.
I mean, how much could it cost?
It's just a kernel, right?
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>>64721351
As long as I still had freedom, yes.
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>>64721351
>costed
wew
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I would not have to worry since I use OpenBSD and I also pirate everything anyways.
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On another note, have you guys ever paid for open-source software? I don't recall ever doing it, I've donated quite a few times though.
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>>64721351
If it was still industry standard but at that point if it was played for we would lose a lot of devs and it wouldn't be that community driven anymore. It will become another macOS difference being instead of being dedicated to the tech illiterate it would be dedicated to servers until BSD took over since most devs would jump ship.
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>>64721365
This guy gets it
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>>64721365
this
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>>64721351
no, i would use BSD, which on that timeline would be the dominant and most advanced open-source OS.
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>>64721365
>>64721400
This. I care about freedom and I wouldn't mind paying for a dvd copy of debian or whatever if I had to.
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>>64721351
You mean RedHat?
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>>64721351
In the world where Linux costs money, it would also not be free (libre) software. Not because libre software can't be sold, but because inevitably someone would fork Linux and make a "good enough" free version that would fill the role Linux did, and Linux would fade away in to obscurity.
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>>64721412
Only businesses bother. Paying for RHEL I think is worth it.
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>>64721400
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>>64721613
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zFAvzf0Mv0
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>>64721680
What's stopping Linux from merging the changes made on the fork?
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>>64721351
To be honest? Probably not. I mean, how would I even know to try it?
A discussion forum somewhere is like "Hey, there's this thing. It's like Windows, but it's not. It's also got nowhere near the support of Windows. Pay $7.95 + shipping and handling to find out why nobody uses this thing!"
Yeah. Okay.
The thing that lead me to trying Linux was that I COULD try it, with no investment other than time.
If you mean TOMORROW Linux somehow had a price attached to it.. probably. I'd buy a CentOS license. It's pretty good shit.
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>>64721365
fpbp
>>64721703
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>>64721351
No
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>>64721351
Then the year of BSD desktops will come
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>>64721351
No
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BSD would become proprietary, Microsoft would lose market as the only meme sustaining that shit is its marketing, and by then the community would be injecting money for marketing and shit.
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>>64721351
No. Frankly I would be pretty pissed. Still too rough around the edges after all of these years.
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>>64721879
gee I wonder who is behind these posts
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>>64721351
I give Solus a dollar a month so yeah I wouldn't mind.
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>>64721351
it's already cost money
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>>64721351
Hell no. Fuck no.
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You could pay me and I still wouldn't use that dog shit kernel as a daily driver
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>costed
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>>64722091
>daily driver

stop this
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>>64721351
Windows 10 includes Linux so I pay for mine.
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>>64722195
>includes
>have to download it
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>>64721351
yes, i've use elementary os (and i didnt pay for it)
it was shit, and i moved on
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Back in the day I bought Libranet back when the Australian dollar sucked, so it cost about $110 if I remember rightly.

Damn fine distribution, shame how it ended for them.
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>>64721365
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