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SnakeHips
April 26th, 2008, 12:03 AM
Oh I just got to thinking about what a great thing it is to have an operating system that's as comparable to the "best of the rest" ,all flavours ,in many respects ,much better in a lot of area's. Having spent the past 20yr's or so getting my hands dirty inside PC's and more OS than I care to mention - I honestly feel reasonably qualified to say THANK YOU to the Hardy team for getting us to where we are today ,again THANKYOU!

One of the best things it's FREE right? well that's not entirely true because YOU are part of the community that helps develop Ubuntu into even greater things........seems a fair price ,a little learning and then payback by helping someone else with what you have learnt...........and that's why Open Source will be the platform of choice in years to come imho

Just my way of saying thanks Ubuntu.

Saint Angeles
April 26th, 2008, 12:05 AM
haha... i thought this was gonna be a flame bait thread.

nice post

acelin
April 26th, 2008, 12:06 AM
Very awesome way to get people into this. Thanks for your words.

jaytek13
April 26th, 2008, 12:11 AM
A lot of people get confused about how the term "free" is used in reference to OSS. It's "free as in speech, not as in beer."

ShadowGray
April 26th, 2008, 12:14 AM
Troll! :mad:

On the other hand, yeah we all tend to advertise for it... so I guess we're paying them back that way?

elmer_42
April 26th, 2008, 12:16 AM
Luckily, much OSS is FOSS, so it is free as in beer and free as in speech.

djdrdewey
April 26th, 2008, 10:00 AM
yea, i can't agree with you more! i have been using ubuntu on and off for a couple of years now! i am now about to switch over! im ditching my windoze XP, and going for it! and this is my first day here on the forums, as i fig i could help others, and i have learned so much already just by searching for whatever i need to do in linux at that moment! THANKS UBUNTU, I'M HERE TO STAY!

SnakeHips
April 26th, 2008, 01:39 PM
yea, i can't agree with you more! i have been using ubuntu on and off for a couple of years now! i am now about to switch over! im ditching my windoze XP, and going for it! and this is my first day here on the forums, as i fig i could help others, and i have learned so much already just by searching for whatever i need to do in linux at that moment! THANKS UBUNTU, I'M HERE TO STAY!

Welcome! enjoy your stay :-)

Jareth
April 26th, 2008, 02:45 PM
I don't know about all the blurb of whether its free or not, or what free means. But I'd like to say it is a privilege to be using Ubuntu and to be a part of this community.
I guarantee there is no other community, or forum for that matter, that has that Ubuntu spirit (I hate to use spirit, it sounds religious *blurgh) anywhere on the web.

Its definitely about karma and people give it here without even knowing it or expectations of a return.

Long may it last.



P.S I just saw this, its a hoot!
http://www.somepreparedremarks.com/Comics/84.jpg