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What does a geek give for Xmas?

One of the gifts I'm giving is copies of TheOpenCD.

TheOpenCD is a collection of excellent Open Source Free Software especially prepared for those of our friends who use the Microsoft Windows Operating System.

If you're a bit of a geek and want to help your friends and also support free software, you might consider doing the same. They look pretty in their colored jewel cases.

_Greg

Date: 2006-12-21 03:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] idiva.livejournal.com
Nice. Thanks for the pointer. I'll make use of this when I get my next computer

Date: 2006-12-21 04:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] burning-tree.livejournal.com
What a good idea. I knew that software patents were getting out of hand when Circuit City tried to *sell me the Windows disc* for my computer for an extra $30.00. It was a "special, one-time offer", that I could only get when I bought the computer. I guess if the system crashes and you need to restore it, your fucked. For $100.00, I could have gotten antivirus software, spyware protection and somebody to help me set up the computer. It's sad there are people out there who pay for that.

Suffice it to say I didn't end up buying a computer from them. I went and bought a refurb from a local dealer called Computer Renaissance. I asked them if my computer would include a Windows disk. They looked at me sideways and said "um...yes...why wouldn't it?" I told them about Circuit city's "special deal", and they were rather horrified.

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