[mythtv-users] I'm thinking of switching to windows :(

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Wed Nov 30 14:39:40 EST 2005

Mike Wafkowski wrote:

>I wan't recommending Windows over Linux, just saying that there is
>more than one way to "skin a cat." I love Mythtv and also GBPVR. They're
>both very good solutions (better than any others IMHO) and both are
MythTV is definitely *not* freeware ( 
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeware ).  MythTV is open-source, FLOSS 
(Free/Libre Open Source Software), or libre software, and there is a big 
difference.  Sure, MythTV is available for use free of charge, but who 
cares?  The important thing is that *I'm* free to use it or modify it as 
I like.

So, whereas GBPVR may be freeware (whatever it is, we know it's not open 
source and is not libre software), MythTV is more "free-the-user-ware".


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