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Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Why contains in nonfree that's not ethical?

From: Will Hill
Subject: Re: [libreplanet-discuss] Why contains in nonfree that's not ethical?
Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:49:00 -0500
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The idea is for the efforts to have tangible rewards.  It's easier than you 
think it is, even if you are forced to use non free software at work.  

There is big demand for it.  Gluglug experience overwhelming orders for the 
first Respects Your Freedom certified computer.  You can see similar demand 
for platforms that were perceived as more free than Windows, such as netbooks 
and Walmart's short lived gnu/linux desktops.  Commercial demand for 
GNU/Linux has generally been limited by coercion.  

I do not recommend dual booting under any circumstance.  Microsoft will wipe 
your bootloader.  If you must use Windows, you should probably use Windows 
for the one or two tasks that are forced on you and your free software device 
for everything else, especially communications.  

If you communicate with free software, you will use free software all day.  If 
you use free software, you will teach others how to do it.  

If you must use Windows and don't have room for a second set of monitors and 
key boards, the free software world is full of software that will make better 
use of Windows than Microsoft does.  I've written a few articles about how to 
do that.  A couple of places that work comes together is my not quite 
finished celebration of Thinkpads,


On Tuesday 17 March 2015, Adam Bolte wrote:
> Not a bad idea. But businesses would never go for it, and most
> individuals wouldn't want to purchase and lug around two laptops or
> switch between two desktops.
> Probably two separate HDDs would suffice, with the free software one
> fully encrypted and using a free software bootloader,

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