Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:51 UTC, submitted by WillM
Linspire Kevin Carmony, CEO of Linspire, writes: "With the recent news of several Linux vendors entering into partnership agreements with Microsoft (Novell, Linspire, Xandros), there has been much debate recently about two factions of Linux forming. Saying that Linux is going to be torn in two, makes for good press and lively debates, but this is certainly nothing new for Linux."
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2 factions
by arielb on Fri 29th Jun 2007 07:01 UTC
arielb
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2006-11-15

Yes there are 2 linux factions. Those who want a linux they can actually use to do real work on and those who use linux as a political tool to support their ideology.

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RE: 2 factions
by deanlinkous on Fri 29th Jun 2007 14:24 in reply to "2 factions"
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

ariel huh??

Edited 2007-06-29 14:28

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RE: 2 factions
by deanlinkous on Fri 29th Jun 2007 14:28 in reply to "2 factions"
deanlinkous Member since:
2006-06-19

Yes there are 2 linux factions. Those who want a linux they can actually use to do real work on and those who use linux as a political tool to support their ideology.


Thats right....

I just sit my system on an alter and dance naked around it.

Honestly, it is possible to adhere to ideology AND get work done.Do you honestly think people would purchase a computer to NOT get work done? Install a OS that doesnt do what is needed? Someone told/sold you the idea that you must pay and pay and pay for linux that works.

I suggest you go and drink some more KC-Kool-Aid....HEY KKKCCCC....Oh YEaaa....

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RE[2]: 2 factions
by arielb on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:31 in reply to "RE: 2 factions"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

no, there are a lot of things that require closed source solutions. Lots of people need to use 3d drivers, windows media, fonts. Many linux users are actually using lots of Microsoft apps such as IE and Office with crossover office. Why? because firefox and openoffice can't offer the compatibility that they need. ok? you can't live in the real world without office.

Why would they use linux just to run microsoft apps all the time? because they actually like the OS but don't care about the politics.

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