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[3]: Thom's cool
by Lava_Croft on Sun 24th Dec 2006 14:19 UTC 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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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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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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RE[5]: Thom's cool
by Lava_Croft on Sun 24th Dec 2006 14:54 in reply to "RE[4]: Thom's cool"
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In other words, which part of their reaction caused you to believe that they were overreacting and couldn't take honest criticism?

Browse through the comments to see my point proven.
Not to mention all the talk that has been going on outside of OSnews, concerning Thom and his article.

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.

It just amazes me every time again, that whenever there is 'negative' news about Linux, the reactions are far more fiery, flaming even, than when there is 'negative' news about for example MicroSoft or Apple. This is not a view, or a opinion, but a simple fact, which I felt like pointing out.

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