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Commercial code is better: Cedega VS Wine

From: Karen Hill
Subject: Commercial code is better: Cedega VS Wine
Date: 7 Mar 2006 16:05:39 -0800
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Tried running a modern game in Cedega and it worked.  In Wine it seg
faulted.  Cedega is a commercial closed source port of Wine.  Wine is

Commercial for profit developers create software that works better in
Linux than unpaid developers.  The only reason the Linux kernel is even
halfway decent for a _unix_ system is because of Redhat.  Redhat
charges an arm + leg for their Distro to pay the top guys like Tom Lane
to work on Postgres and Alan Cox to work on Linux.

Remember XEmacs VS Emacs?  Stallman was almost crying because the
XEmacs team was backed by a commercial venture and the old emacs could
barely keep up.  XEmacs cost about a million dollars to create.  In
some of the mailing lists, stallman admitted that he couldn't even
understand some of the code because it was so advanced and he feared
emacs would fall really behind.

Why try to fight this reality?  Why not admit "Free" software is
impossible?  The best software is commercial where people vote with
their wallets.

Until there is a Free Doctors Foundation, Free Food Foundation, Free
Car Foundation, and Free Housing Foundation the will not be a quailty
free software product that is not restricted by commercial interests.
Redhat does not allow you to use their distro for free.  You must
modify all logos etc.  For the price of one year of Redhat service you
could buy Windows 2003 Server which is supported for 7 years.

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