Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 23rd Dec 2006 17:45 UTC
X11, Window Managers Apparently, my article a few days ago caused a bigger stir than I had anticipated, not at all unrelated to the fact that my wordings may not have been optimal. So, let me clarify things a bit.
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RE: Thom's cool
by Lava_Croft on Sun 24th Dec 2006 12:33 UTC in reply to "Thom's cool"
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Thom is indeed cool. His choice of words for his first article might have been questionable, his follow-ups have more than done the job of clarifying his views on the matter. What raises my eyebrows the most though, is the utter lack of competence from the Linux community in dealing with even the slightest criticism.

Thom, although you probably don't give a monkey's behind about my writing, I think you wrote two perfectly fine articles, it is not your fault the community reacts in such a manner to it.

Best wishes for 2007.

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RE[2]: Thom's cool
by tux68 on Sun 24th Dec 2006 12:59 in reply to "RE: Thom's cool"
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Very nice first post Lava.

But what raises my eyebrows the most, is the utter lack of competence from the anti-Linux community in dealing with honest discussion or even the slightest criticism of Thom's _ideas_.

Should Thom be free to speak unquestioned like a religious leader from the pulpit? Or should his articles create _debate_ and _discussion_, you know... on a discussion based site like this one?

Admittedly, the type of articles Thom wrote this time didn't produce wildly useful discussion; but that's as much his fault as it is the people who responded. Garbage in, Garbage out.

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RE[3]: Thom's cool
by Lava_Croft on Sun 24th Dec 2006 14:19 in reply to "RE[2]: Thom's cool"
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Thank you, tux68.

The fact that Thom takes his time to write a clarification on his article, as well as post several follow-ups, clearly shows that he does not speak unquestioned at all, he even tones down on his first article a bit.

As a last note, something like a 'anti-Linux' community only exists in the minds of Linux-users.

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