Linked by Neeraj Singh on Mon 23rd Apr 2007 19:02 UTC
Windows If you shout something loud enough and many people are saying it, does it become true? Some groups of people (include tech journalists and Linux advocates, such as Steven J. Vaughn-Nichols) have a psychological need to find Vista lacking. Mr. V-N has predicted that Vista will have all manner of problems, so his clear interest is to point out everything that is wrong with the OS. Who cares if he has to even make some stuff up?
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No... please tell me about the strong areas of linux. Please try to be an OS Enthusiast rather than a Windows Hater. That's why I was looking in particular at Linux advocates.

First, the writing was about Vista vs Vista really. Encouraging people to add pro-Linux lines would make it end in fire. Not much use. Other than that, people got just too much used to react to "strong areas of Linux" stories as tales from people who no nothing about the strengths of Windows, thus also resulting in fire.

My point ? Everybody should just stick to their point and try to make valid arguments without doing collateral damage.

Anyway, I mean no offence, but these Vista vs Vista argumentations just don't matter to many of us (not even to me developing on Windows sixteen hours a day). To average users maybe, and I can see the possibilty of gaining traffic and site visits and buzz of responses from such writings, and I don't have anything against it in general (well, I've also managed to obtain financial profits from some Linux writings at some point so why should I have anything against anyone trying to do the same).

Without the Linux poking I probably wouldn't have reacted, so yes, I can confirm that even such lines can help in raising attention.

Other than that, being a Linux advocate is not a thing to dismiss or despise. What I take as being offensive is thinking of them as ignorant folks who don't know any better (writer's note: the word "better" is not used here to mean that other OSes would be better ;) ).

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