*countable infinities only

Przemek Klosowski przemek.klosowski at nist.gov
Tue Jun 19 13:59:48 UTC 2012

On 06/18/2012 05:03 PM, Przemek Klosowski wrote:
> On 06/18/2012 01:21 PM, Reindl Harald wrote:

>> i buy a computer
>> i do not rent it
>> i pay money, i own teh device after giving my money
> You have to realize that the ease of installing alternative software is
> a historical accident resulting from the fact that you buy the computer
> from one company and the software is provided  by another company.
> Certainly in cases when both hardware and software come from the same
> company, the expectation is that you cannot freely replace the software.

And, as if on cue, Microsoft just announced their own ARM tablet. Do you 
feel that they should leave it open to installing alternative OS?
Would they subsidize its hardware cost like they apparently do with 
Xboxes, and would your answer change depending on whether they do?

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