Originally posted by Intrepid99
you keep throwing out the word "free" like it's a big deal or something. all my OS's are free. i haven't paid for software in years.
i don't mean "FREE" as in $$$.
i and every one else who uses Linux/Unix, knows that "FREE" refers to the SOURCE code. the C, C++ in some cases, the whole nine yards.
for example, In windows, if i don't like how the whole Start menu functions, i Can Not Do shit to it. other than some cheap reg hacks.
In linux, i can Totaly Re-Write it, i can Totaly Erase it, i could have it call ma Master every time i click on Start, and pop up porn stuffs with every subclick. etc. in Linux, u can do what ever you Want, or Can is the better word. in microsoft, You can not do anything.
let me try this 1 more time....
in Wicrosoftworld, everything or almost everything is Copywright protected. and U can not break that rule, you can only Bend it, even slightly at that too.
In Linux, almost everything is Free of Copywright shit, as long as you leave the Name of the Original Coder/Hacker alone, the rest of the code is u'r to do as you please.
but i take it u aren't into Programming?
otherwise u wouldn't refer to a free Source code and you would to the burnt cough ....pirated....cough cd's u've got there.