[Linux-aus] Young Aussies say pirated software is OK
tom_a_sparks at yahoo.com.au
Wed Feb 11 20:20:47 EST 2009
----- Original Message ----
From: James Turnbull <james at lovedthanlost.net>
Sent: Wednesday, 11 February, 2009 2:35:25 PM
>James Purser wrote:
>> Actually this isn't correct. Apple and MS may have the majority of the
>> desktop locked up between them, however by no means are they the only
>> two Operating System companies.
>> Just off the top of my head:
"Sun is a proponent of open systems in general and Unix in particular, and a major contributor to open source software."
"Mac OS X is a Unix-based operating system"
custom derived from Unix
Cisco IOS Proprietary software
PalmSource - Linux kernel
ACCESS Linux Platform
Palm webOS - linux
Motorola introduced the world's first handset to combine a Linux operating system and Java technology with "full PDA functionality".
ubuntu - linux
Novell acquired SuSE, a developer of a leading Linux distribution, which led to a major shift of power in Linux distributions.
>And don't forget Oracle, Nokia, Juniper, and the thousand other
>companies that develop custom OS'es either stand-alone or built on
>other OS platforms.
Oracle Corporation announces Unbreakable Linux
Nokia custom Proprietary software
Juniper: The JUNOS kernel is based on the open source FreeBSD operating system
unless the hardware is truely custom most hardware can run linux
>> So purchase from a supplier that allows for either NO OS or choice of
>As the young folk say "word".
what? I dont get it? i must be getting too old :)
Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
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