[fpc-devel]free software (was:BUGS!)
Andreas K. Foerster
Andreas at AKFoerster.de
Tue Nov 20 10:50:00 CET 2001
Sorry for being Offtopic, but this must be said!
On Mon, Nov 19, 2001 at 01:21:51PM -0500, Alan Grimes wrote:
> First off, This thing is good enough to be commercial software!
I would rather say, it's too good to be commercial software!
You seem to have different experiences, but I find, that lots of free
software is really good and some (few) are even better than their
commercial counterparts. They are just not so "userfriendly" and so
(Okay, you seem to be more the DOS type and I must confess, that
FreeDOS isn't yet really usable, but it's still declared as Beta.)
> It is decades ahead of any GNU.org project in existance.
GNU are not the only ones, who make free software!
> (Simply making
> it run well under DOS gives it a 10 year lead over a Linux package).
Lots of Linux/Unix programs also exist for DOS. Most people just don't
know about it. But there are packages of GhostScript, LaTeX, Emacs and
so on for DOS.
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