[GLLUG] Comments please

Alain D D Williams addw at phcomp.co.uk
Mon Jul 24 10:48:54 UTC 2023

On Mon, Jul 24, 2023 at 11:32:38AM +0100, Greater London Linux UUG wrote:

> Yes, you would still have your normal Windows desktop

That is something important to understand: Open Source does not just mean free
software on a free operating system, although that is long term desirable.

There will be some applications that are only available on, say, MS Windows. If
a user has just one of those they will have to stick with MS Windows†

Replace a component at a time and at some point all the applications will be
free software and a switch to a free OS might be possible.

Some users might never switch OS.

† OK you might get it going under Wine ...

Alain Williams
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