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I did a quick search and couldn't find anything on software gratis.....
Seems to be spam :/

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lulz. dutch.

Gratis is Dutch for Free
So by the sounds of it.
He is thanking PA for the Free Software.

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I would've

guessed some sort of software. There is an Open Source installation software call "WinLibre", if I didn't know better, I'd guessed it was an offshoot or update of the WinLibre program.

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No, Software Gratis just

No, Software Gratis just means "Free (as in beer) Software". Free Software in the traditional sense (i.e. open-source) is "Software Libre".

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Oh! My bad :S

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he's...

he's just telling that he loves open source software and of course "gratis" means free so i am even dutch to

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Nei

I'm going to start a history discussion with Oni-Neoxes and Hamm46 but the word "gratis" in Dutch comes from the original word "gratis" in Spanish... which have the same meaning but it's a lot more ancient... Wink

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No... no... ;)

The word gratis probably comes from the ancient language that was shared across all Europe, that then was forked in Latin and all of the other ones and then was implemented in all Mediterranean languages, like Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, ?French? and other European languages like Dutch. So:

Si, el software gratis (que también es libre) aquí es mui bueno, e mi spaniol no lo presta.

Sim, o software grátis (que também é livre) aqui é muito bom, e eu sou falante nativo de português.

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Nei opnieuw ;-)

Of course there isn't a pure language, all of them have some words "imported" from others but remember that the actual land of the Netherlands and Belgium was once part of a Spanish Empire... there are some words in Dutch that I easily understand because of that heritage/influence... I still remember the first time I saw a Dutch news paper advertising "cellphone gratis"... I thought "Hey! I speak Dutch"... Blum

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Didn't know :P

I had no idea about that Blum

By the way, tell me the truth, is my Spanish as bad as i think? Biggrin

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well

you have bad orthography but it's understandable... you can survive a vacation on Latin America... Blum

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pure...

of course dutch isn't an pure language Blum

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gratis comes from ...

the dutch word "gratis" comes from the french word " gratuit" it's been lend in the 19th century

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mmmm

Did you notice Gratuit (French), Gratis (Dutch) and Gratis (Spanish)?

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Don't forget

Don't forget Grátis (Portuguese) Biggrin

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Check this out

http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/lrc/iedocctr/ie-lg/

While Spanish, French, Portugese, Italian, and Latin are all closely related (the Italic family), they are quite distinct from the Germanic Family, which includes German, Dutch, Swedish, and Danish (and English!).

However, throughout the centuries, through war, migration and fashion, words tend to cross from one language to another.

Gratis is one of those simple, elegant words from Latin that has made its way into many other languages. Curiously, it never became popular in English, so we're stuck with the word "free" - which has two meanings.

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gratuitous & gratuity

is a variation that's in the english language. Gratuitous violence, 10% gratuity, etc. So it kind of made it to english.

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Oh No!

I fail at History though
D:

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dutch isn't latin

dutch doesn't come from latin or spanish or french or wath ever kind of latin languages like english they come from the german language family and spanish is from latin

like this example

in dutch "goeden dag" it's in german like this " guten tag"

and in french it sounds like this "bon jour"
in italian its like this " bonjourno"

you see the first words comes from the german language family
the second one is from the latin language family you know wath i mean?

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umm, okay?

Wow, Only 2 words started this all
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I think

this thread is going very off topic. Maybe a mod could move it there if no one disagrees...

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