There is life on planet Linux

In the Karen vs. Helios case one reader has put a nice comment (below). For those who don't know what the case was all about, here's a quick overview: Karen is a teacher who was not well-aware of Linux and Free Software. Since Helios' post was brought to slashdot, Karen received a storm of negative comments. Since then they contacted and the case is discussed and is going to be resolved, probably with a happy ending (well, sorta).

Now back to the "extra-terrestrial life" comment:

gagy said...

I am breathless!
Fortunately, my fingers are still (freely) working.
Obviously K does not realize that major universities and corporations are switching to free software for day-to-day needs encountered in such large organizations, like communication, writing letters and memos, public presentation of data, etc.
You already know this, but I would like to bring it back to your memory. Major police forces in Europe are (Oh my gosh!) switching to free software (see: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Parlez-Vous-Ubuntu-Says-The-French-National-Police-77605.shtml).
How can the world be safe anymore?

This episode brink back to memory a historical event: that of Galileo's.
In the beginning there was the earth (read Microsoft), safely placed at the centre of the universe.
Now this place has been shown to be occupied by the sun, and many planets are circling around it. One of those is microsoft, and another one is linux. And there is life on linux...

Please fight back for those kids!

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