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  • Mangix
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    Originally posted by smitty3268 View Post

    I've got no problem with someone associated with Fedora/RedHat doing that, but it's pretty shitty to have some random guy just copy a bunch of packages and try to make money off someone else's project.

    I mean, if they were doing tons of integration work or something worthwhile then I'd be ok with it. But I assume it took them basically no effort to create.
    https://youtu.be/_Mvp-nOz9Gk?t=97

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  • smitty3268
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    Originally posted by Mangix View Post
    It annoys me that a lot of open source people have opposition to making money off of open source, despite RMS being in favor of it.
    I've got no problem with someone associated with Fedora/RedHat doing that, but it's pretty shitty to have some random guy just copy a bunch of packages and try to make money off someone else's project.

    I mean, if they were doing tons of integration work or something worthwhile then I'd be ok with it. But I assume it took them basically no effort to create.

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  • elvenbone
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    Isn't it a trademark infringement, when some random guy takes money for something and calls it Fedora?
    "Fedora" and the Fedora logo are trademarks of Red Hat, Inc.

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  • andyprough
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    One of the useful additions to Fedora Remix for WSL and WLinux is that when paired with a Windows X11 client can allow for GUI application support, albeit unaccelerated.
    I had a couple distros running in full graphics mode last spring. opeSuse and Ubuntu if I recall correctly. Just had to download that weird x11 for Windoze graphics driver thingy. "xming" or whatever.

    The whole experience seemed pretty stupid, given that you could just run a vbox instance with better performance.

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  • dungeon
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    Originally posted by hreindl View Post
    who installs that bullshit?
    Bill Gates of course

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  • dungeon
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    It is not expensive at all, as it save your time needed to learn how to do it

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  • stiiixy
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    Not to mention the ridiculousness of the constant reassignment of file formats from apps like irfanview, 7-zip and mpc-hc back to Windows versions.

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  • Grogan
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    It makes me sick that they are selling Free/Open Source software in the Microsoft store. Microsoft gets a 30% cut of that "$10" too. I don't begrudge anyone a buck for their work, but when the first option presented in your face to download a Windows build of something becomes a "Get it from the Microsoft Store!" button it just feels sleazy.

    (I'm a self employed technician and when I set up a new Windows 10 computer for someone that's never had it before, I delete all links to the Store and Microsoft Edge and other offensive things. Local logins only, no Microsoft sign-ins to ask permission to use their computer, either. Classic Shell mostly still works at this time, though some of the old shell functionality is gone from WIndows. I install desktop versions of software too, no UWP apps. They don't get to pollute the computing environment of MY people)

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  • Mangix
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    It annoys me that a lot of open source people have opposition to making money off of open source, despite RMS being in favor of it.

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  • Templar82
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    So is this guy on the Fedora team or he was just smart enough to get in first and sell Fedora to noobs?

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