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RE: GPL & commercial software, the critical distinction (fwd)



>> Microsoft is not a monopoly.  [...]  Linux is eating their
>> lunch,

At 03:24 PM 10/4/98 -0500, Jim Choate wrote:
> It is certainly growing but the fact is that by a factor of
> orders of magnitude commercial Unix'es own that market.
> When it comes to mission critical servers Solaris, HP, &
> AIX own the market still.

The number one server is not Microsoft, and is not
commercial.

And if it was commercial, Microsoft would still be being
eaten alive in the server market.  They still have their
lunch in the end user market, but the wolves are eyeing that
also.

> In the aircraft industry for example, while the number of
> riders was growing very quickly there was a concommitent
> increase in end-user ticket prices that was way out of line
> with the increased cost of business operations as well as
> [...]

When you make up facts it is customary to invent names,
places, and dates in order to give the appearance of
verisimilitude.

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