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[2]: Thom's cool
by tux68 on Sun 24th Dec 2006 12:59 UTC in reply to "RE: Thom's cool"
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2006-10-24

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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2006-12-24

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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RE[4]: Thom's cool
by tux68 on Sun 24th Dec 2006 14:42 in reply to "RE[3]: Thom's cool"
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2006-10-24

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.

For sure. But by the same token there's no reason to question the response of the Linux community is there? I mean, all they did was debate and discuss points where they felt Thom got it wrong. Isn't that the very point of a discussion board like this? In other words, which part of their reaction caused you to believe that they were overreacting and couldn't take honest criticism?

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

Well calling it a "community" would obviously be a bit of a stretch, but I only did that because i was parroting your comment to try to make a point.

But make no mistake about it, there are quite a number of people who for whatever reason feel compelled to speak out against Linux whenever they get a chance. It's as childish as someone slamming Microsoft or Windows at every opportunity.

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