Sounds Like a Good Deal
I don't really need another email account but the discounts look to be well worth the $250 and the email address would be a cool (if slightly geeky) bit of cyber-bling.
The cult of Linux is sweetening its membership perks this week to drum up more dollars for the open source kernel. Linux Foundation is now offering its individual members an option to secure their a lifetime @linux.com email address with a one-time fee. Plus, it's providing discounts on hardware from Dell, HP, and Lenovo. "We …
By extending the life of your computing hardware and not diverting society's economic resources unnecessarily into purchasing software produced for marketing reasons and itself requiring extra hardware, you will indeed be freeing up resources for tree planting,k eradicating poverty, producing clean water, curing malaria and cancer..."
The one you missed out (a simple oversight on your part, I'm sure) was that by extending the life of the hardware Linux also directly contributes to reducing landfill
Actually, FOSS saves lives, and may well be involved in tree planting, poverty eradication, water cleaning etc. IT is useful - FOSS means that usefulness is available to anyone with a 10-year-old PC, an internet connection and some time to learn.
Do some googling. FOSS made itself very useful in the aftermath of the December 2004 Asian Tsunami. See also Schoolnet Namibia and countless other examples.
I really need _another_ email address because the address I've been using for 15 years -- the one that all my friends and family know -- all the sudden I need to change that.
And I can be neighbors with Linus and Maddog too. Oh wait, they probably have other email addresses that they use.
It'll be amusing to see which sycophants get and actually use a linux.com address.
fail, Epic. As far as I'm concerned.
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