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Old 01-08-2017, 01:10 AM   #16
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"why buy bread when grain is so much cheaper. selling bread is unethical."
That's a one expensive bread.
 
Old 01-08-2017, 01:56 AM   #17
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They told me that they can give the source code if requested but still i dont think its fair to sell something like linux which is already free......so what do you guyz think?
Hi...

While I agree it's a bit expensive, there's nothing wrong with their concept. Essentially, the customer is paying for the thumb drive and some steps having been taken care of for them by the company (and the costs associated with that,) including a profit margin of whatever percentage. Free of price doesn't preclude or restrict freedom to copy and distribute...or even make your own flavor. The GPL doesn't forbid someone to make a profit from Linux.

In fact, the FSF/GNU, an organization that I consider a ways out in left field, even encourages it.

My question is how they're able to get their branded version of Linux to work on as many hardware devices as possible (wireless comes to mind) without violating licensing agreements and copyrights.

Regards...

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Old 01-08-2017, 02:50 AM   #18
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My question is how they're able to get their branded version of Linux to work on as many hardware devices as possible (wireless comes to comes to mind) without violating licensing agreements and copyrights.
The real question is how to get it to work on as many hardwares as possible, AT ALL. I didn't exactly see x86 32-bit or x86 64-bit versions. Or compatibility lists, and other things. Hence my bound to get sue'd in my previous. Not so much for licensing, but the rest of the advertisement. The $25 computer, when it's really a storage device by all outward appearances. At least there's a 30 day full refund (in theory). Just like there's a lifetime warranty on all my </insert extinct company name here> hardware.
 
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Old 01-08-2017, 11:58 AM   #19
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The real question is how to get it to work on as many hardwares as possible, AT ALL. I didn't exactly see x86 32-bit or x86 64-bit versions. Or compatibility lists, and other things. Hence my bound to get sue'd in my previous. Not so much for licensing, but the rest of the advertisement. The $25 computer, when it's really a storage device by all outward appearances. At least there's a 30 day full refund (in theory). Just like there's a lifetime warranty on all my </insert extinct company name here> hardware.
This was my thought as well as I perused the site. They seemed to almost promise it would work on any old computer. However in other instances they call it the $25 computer which would infer one needs no existing hardware. When I initially read the $25 computer, I was thinking more along the lines of a Pi or Compute Stick.
 
Old 01-08-2017, 01:27 PM   #20
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make your old computer like new. plug into your old computer
Sounds pretty simple and not hard to interpret for me. But I am a Tex/Mex speaker on the Tex/Mex border. Where it takes a little creativity to understand the words coming out of snake oil salesman mouths.

I can understand on how it can be confusing to a non native english speaker. I think?
 
Old 01-11-2017, 11:57 AM   #21
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Xtra PC......is this a joke?
Yep it is just about as bad as someone buying a Linux magazine just to get a Linux install CD.
 
  


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