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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Seriously, why?

All this nonsense from the audience wouldn't have happened, if you bothered to spend time and researched a bit as to what's going on.

You had absolutely no feel for what either KDE or Gnome projects are doing currently, and what they were really planning to do. (Neither does Eugenia...Way to go with "arguing without facts or logic" approach!)

At best, the editorials are what's making OSNews becoming more annoying than anything else.

People like technical news. They like guides. And they also like a well-researched editorial. (It doesn't matter if they don't agree with it, as long as it was well informed with constructive criticism instead of delibrate taunts with words like "anti-MS fanboys" and poor criteria in their definition of slow or stagnated software development).

What they don't like is someone who puts their 2 cents into something they have absolutely no clue about OR haven't even bothered to do research on the subject at hand.

And now this follow-up article is nothing but backpedalling, because the first caused such a negative reaction.

Maybe you delibrately planned that to get more hits on your site? Maybe not. I don't know. I do know its a standard tactic by some journalists such as the likes of John C. Dvorak, and its becoming more and more common these days. Essentially, start contraversy for profit. (As well as always leaving a backdoor for yourself to backpedal your position, so you can keep people coming back).

Yes, I'm a Linux user. Yes, I don't like MS all that much. But at least I do look at why Vista won't suit my needs and what MS has done behind the scenes. (The various security features under the hood, the changes made to their protocols, the draft API that was recently released, etc). Essentially, I back up why I don't like MS or Vista with FACTS.

Does that make me an anti-MS fanboy? Apparently not, by your definition.

The overall point I'm trying to make is, both your site and its owners/authors are gaining a reputation of producting nonsense for editorials. (losing credibility and gaining a negative reputation)

Have a think about how much time and effort you and Eugenia spend in defending your position because of articles like these, when it could be better spent on further making the site even better.

But hey, its your time. Spend it how you like.

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