Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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by jackson on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:43 UTC
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He hates Debian almost as much, if not more, than Microsoft. See his recent "Does Anyone Care" article about Debian to see what I mean. BTW, there are some nice, reasoned responses to that piece:

http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS3656387562.html (a Debian developer).

Another journalist even questioned his accuracy and said: "You'd have to wonder why Vaughan-Nichols made what were at times incorrect and at other times naive comments about Debian. Was he playing the troll? Or was he genuinely unaware of the naivety of some of what he wrote?"

http://www.itwire.com.au/content/view/11429/1090/

Anyway, I'm sorry, but for me, many of his articles are real turn-offs. They are rants, diatribes, and frankly, very negative and unflattering of the Linux community. They are also often biased or incorrect. His sole concern seems to be the commercialization of Linux and he appears to have no interest in or appreciation of the thousands of volunteers that really make up Linux and the community.

I think he hurts more often than he helps.

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