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
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2006-06-01

No, I disagree. If, in your personal code of ethics, proprietary code is unethical, then you might consider its users to be therefore unethical by using it. If your personal code of ethics disagrees with this notion, then of course you'll also disagree with the statement. However, there is nothing "hateful" about this,

Of course there is. Slandering people by calling them unethical for using Microsoft software is hateful.

The same kind of excuses are used by bigots all the time.

I don't like being called unethical because I use "proprietary" software.

Why don't you and all the other bigotted members of the cult stop all this hate directed at Microsoft and Novell and mono and SUSE and *BSD. If you do I'll stop pointing out how cult-like you are because it won't be true any more.

Try sticking to extolling the virtues of whatever you believe in and quit acting like it is a religious war for peoples souls.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

Once again, you do not try to address my counter-arguments and simply reinstate your points.

The funny thing is that *I* don't even think that proprietary software is unethical, because it doesn't go against my own personal ethics (I work on console games, which use proprietary software parts), but the point just went miles over your head. This indicates that you are either a) hopelessly dense (i.e. fanatical), b) a paid MS shill, or c) a common troll.

Calling someone unethical for using proprietary software is not slander, by the way. If you think it is, why not put your money where your mouth is and sue the alleged slanderer?

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