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Re: Getting started with Octave in MS Windows

From: Robert A. Macy
Subject: Re: Getting started with Octave in MS Windows
Date: Sun, 11 Feb 2007 14:45:53 -0800

I use Windows.  For some of us using windows is NOT a
choice but imposed by other requirements.

And I'm NOT used to price for download.  Would NEVER do
that. Any move in that direction simply increases the
desire to move to Linux.

Send your money to octave. 

On Sun, 11 Feb 2007 12:16:22 -0600
 "Jordi Gutierrez Hermoso" <address@hidden> wrote:
> On 09/02/07, John W. Eaton <address@hidden> wrote:
> > On  9-Feb-2007, address@hidden wrote:
> >
> > | When you feel discouraged, just chant the mantra:
> > |
> > | "Octave is cheaper than Matlab...Octave is cheaper
> than Matlab..."
> >
> > You can focus on the price if you wish, but I think it
> is more
> > important that it is free (libre; as in speech)
> software.
> I've often wondered if it could be possible to charge
> money for
> downloading the Windows binary. It would still be free of
> course, so
> they could redistribute and do everything else to it as
> they saw fit,
> but could any revenue come from it? Windows users are
> used to the idea
> that downloading software can possibly have a price tag
> attached to it
> anyways. Open Kiosk is a piece of free software I know of
> that charges
> its Windows users for the download, and I wonder if it
> works for them.
> I'm probably daft, though... :-)
> - Jordi G. H.

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