Linked by Charles Jennings on Wed 13th Jun 2007 10:38 UTC
Linux I have so much to thank Bill Gates for: introducing me to the baffling joys of consumer computing with Windows 95; teaching me the meaning of fear and dread with Windows 98; leading me to the sunlit uplands of Windows XP; getting me out of Microsoft altogether with the arrival of Vista. I hardly know where to start. And if I hadn't flown into a high-minded anti-Microsoft, down-with-Bill-Gates fury at the start of this year, would I ever have stumbled upon ZenWalk? I doubt it.
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RE: Terrible Article
by parrotjoe on Wed 13th Jun 2007 16:05 UTC in reply to "Terrible Article"
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2005-07-06

It was a wonderful article. All the bashing was very light hearted and the author poked fun at himself.

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RE[2]: Terrible Article
by TaterSalad on Wed 13th Jun 2007 16:13 in reply to "RE: Terrible Article"
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2005-07-06

But it didn't bring anything to the article.

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RE[3]: Terrible Article
by archiesteel on Thu 14th Jun 2007 14:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Terrible Article"
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2005-07-02

Yes it did. It provided some background to explain the motives behind his switch.

Can't unsatisfied Microsoft customers complain about their products anymore?

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RE[2]: Terrible Article
by TaterSalad on Wed 13th Jun 2007 16:26 in reply to "RE: Terrible Article"
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2005-07-06

And now I'm being modded down for bring up good points about the article and my own experiences with linux. If you don't want to be criticized then don't post an article, especially parts that don't pertain to the subject matter.

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RE[3]: Terrible Article
by rexstuff on Wed 13th Jun 2007 16:40 in reply to "RE[2]: Terrible Article"
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2007-04-06

No, you're being modded down because you missed the point. (At least, I hope that's why you're being modded down). Furthermore, you make sweeping and obviously untrue statements; if there is any Microsoft bashing, it is in but a single paragraph not the 'First 3 paragraphs'. By my eye, the second paragraph is more critical of Linux than anything else.

To complain that Linux is unstable because you do unstable things doesn't seem to do you much credit, either. I've been playing with Mandriva One, which was completely stable until I started screwing with the Kernel and drivers. This is my own fault, I chose to take a working product and mess with it. If you try to mod your iPod, and in the process you break it, is this Apple's fault?

Criticism should be welcomed, but only if it's intelligent.

Edited 2007-06-13 16:49

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