That's a very clear point you just made Bob. The fact is that up to now
nobody mentioned anything about paying for the libraries. Factually, there
are many people who probably would be glad to do so. Many would rather run
Linux for many reasons, even if cost were not the only issue. As long,
howwever, as the optimized libraries can be only bought from one source many
of these people will buy Penium PRo machines instead, knowing they can buy
compilers with good libraries for a much lower cost, and from more than one
I find it kind of ironic that Digital apparently ported these libraries for
NT at no apparent license cost. Of course that is a platform with a lot more
"clout" than Linux.
Any comment on this idea Jon?
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