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what's the deal with the linux, is it really completely free and can replace windows? Also if it's 100% free why don't manufactures pre-install it on laptops? I mean there must be a catch, no one likes to work for free in this world
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>>51504002
It's free because it was made by hobby developers in their free time.

So, they can afford to make the source public, since that makes it easier to let others fix your errors. Which is very likely to happen if you're not working on a paid project, for which you don't have any legal responsibility.
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>>51504002
>no one likes to work for free in this world
People get paid to develop it.
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>>51504002
That is cause laptop resellers can pay for the cheap OEM windows licenses by preinstalling malware, MITM-CAs, spyware and UEFI rootkits.

Thanks for consulting the /g/ tech support, now install gentoo.
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>>51504002
Yeah it has ads all over it
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>>51504039
supposedly they make dough by providing support, but this is all in all just a fucking joke,
when something breaks you can just visit
another stupid mailing list or discussion forum
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>>51504098
Redhat, Suse and Canonical make money from support, yeah. But the real big money comes from companies using Linux and other OSS projects funding the development and donations.
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>>51504002
>the linux,
hello, rajesh :^)
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>>51504002
they don't get paid to pre-install it on laptops

because it's free
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>>51504098
if something breaks, annoy whoever wrote the program

you don't complain to microsoft when firefox crashes
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>>51504002
OEMS did it once and they still do it pleb countries.Everyone just pirated Windows when they did it so they stopped doing it in America and Europe.
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>>51504185
Why are they doing it in pleb countries
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>>51504195
In pleb countries they only look at price and not quality.They will just install pirated windows soon after buying it from store.And MS does'nt care about pirating there because its too big to stop.(About 90% of Chinese Windows are pirated.)
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It's free as in free speech.
It's free as in free price.
It's not free as in free time.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOjCJXHJhPg
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>>51504222
that pic is full of shit
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>>51504002
dumb frogposter
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>>51504240
trips speak the truth
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>>51504219
>pleb country
>china
>AAAAY
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>>51504222
lol hit the nail on the head especially with the trash backward compatibility
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RedHat Enterprise Linux is $1000 for a license and they offer tech support and training. Fedora is the SAME thing just free and has newer packages and is strictly community driven and gets some support from RedHat. CentOS is RHEL but is free and has ancient packages like RedHat. They have ancient packages that are stable af because it's for enterprises. Fedora is just as stable and even better, but you need to be sure because places like the White House use RedHat for their servers. NASA uses Gentoo which is cool! But mainly Linux distros are made by hobbyists. The kernel has some proprietary binary "blobs" that are drivers made by companies and the developers are paid to make them from the companies so their hardware works.
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