Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Nov 2006 22:51 UTC
Novell and Ximian Novell on Nov. 30 announced its latest NetWare upgrade operating system, the Linux-powered Novell Open Enterprise Server 2. OES, which will be based on Novell's SLES 10, is designed to be a drop-in replacement for Novell NetWare servers, and a direct competitor to Microsoft's Server 2003.
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NotParker
Member since:
2006-06-01

Yes, NotParker has proven to be a particularly provocative brand of troll. The vast majority of what he says is BS intended to provoke emotional responses.

But don't you think many of my posts are well referenced and designed to annoy by being factual and contrary to what many in the "FOSS community" mistakenly believe?

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stestagg Member since:
2006-06-03

So how much of what you say is actually 'well referenced and designed to annoy by being factual'? Here's a sample:

"the Firefox trainwreck destorys us all.."
"OSS fanatics are like Russians during the cold war"
"makes us feel like westerners visiting Eastern Europe during the cold war"
"I think you should pull your head out of your *ss. "
"the insane to indulge in their anti-Microsoft conspiracy theories"
"Lying is a bad way to start an article."
"GPLv3 wants to recreate dll hell."
"stole its IP"
"Linux has zero chance of catching Windows."
"Linux is way more bloated." [than Vista] hahaha -ed.
"Are all OSS fanatics this cheap? "
"Java is a con game"
"Security by design? Linux? OSS? I laugh!"
"Of course OSS stole IP. Thats what they do! "
"What a load of bull you are spewing."
"Nah nah nah nah ... nah nah nah na"
"25,000 bounty to the family of suicide bombers for killing lots of jews."
"OSS lie ... Debian's been cracked."
"making stuff up to cover up incompetence"

"OSS fanatics" "OSS crybabies" "Linux fanatcis" "cultists" "cults" "cult" "cult" "unethical" "hypocracy" "cultists" "Communist" "cultists are all hypocrites" "excommunicated" "cultists" "cult" "cultists" "cultist" "cultists" "slavery" "mentally ill" "Slavery" "cultist" "cultist" "cultists" "cult" "cult" "nutbar cult" "cult" "cult" "cult" "cultist" "cult" "cult members"
"You cultists are a laugh!"
"Stop behaving like a cult"
"tiny little heads of OSS fanatics explode."
"Firefox is old and tired and full of security holes."
"they stole the Mosaic code"
"Picking a distro is a crap shoot."
"Firefox is a sieve."
"another bullsh*t myth"
"open source is thievery. "
"How long have you lived on Fantasy Island?"
"OSS is just a loony cult."
"excommunicated" "excommunicated" "excommunicated for dealing with the Devil"
"You really know nothing"
"ignorant anti-Microsft FUD"

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Ventajou Member since:
2006-10-31

Yes but who cares about facts anymore? I, for one, enjoy reading your posts. But alot of vocal people around here seem to think that things either have to be black or white and that since Microsoft is the big evil one, then nothing remotely positive can come from, or be said about, them...

Maybe they just need to grow up...

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

But don't you think many of my posts are well referenced and designed to annoy by being factual and contrary to what many in the "FOSS community" mistakenly believe?

No, I don't. When someone offers a counter-argument, you either a) ignore them, or b) simply restate your original argument.

Oh, and ethical beliefs cannot be "mistaken". If someone believes that proprietary software is unethical, you can certainly disagree, but you cannot claim that they are factually wrong.

You need to learn more about ethics, and work on your manners. Even if you were right (which, in my opinion, you're not), you'll never win anyone over to your viewpoint by insulting them.

Not to mention that being more civil would mean your posts wouldn't be buried, which right now makes this a huge waste of time on your part since people will simply not read them.

It's not too late to leave the dark side, young troll... :-)

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