Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 10:58 UTC
Windows Two weeks ago, I published an article in which I explained what was wrong about Randall Kennedy's "Windows 7 Unmasked" article. This was noted by Infoworld's editor-in-chief Eric Knorr, who suggested that Randall and I enter into an email debate regarding the various points made in our articles. We agreed upon publishing this email thread as-is, unedited (I didn't even fix the spelling errors), on both Infoworld and OSNews. We agreed that Randall would start the debate, and that I had the final word. Read on for the entertaining email debate (I figured it would be best to give each email its own page, for clarity's sake. My apologies if this makes each individual page much shorter than what you're used to from OSNews).
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Such a shame
by Adurbe on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 12:43 UTC
Adurbe
Member since:
2005-07-06

Such a shame that what could have been a really good to and fro of debate decended into a sniping match

Both had sound points, yet instead of debating them started making personal attacks
I think both sides lost marks in my eyes because of this

Just because you shout loudest does not make you right

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RE: Such a shame
by RandomGuy on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 13:10 in reply to "Such a shame"
RandomGuy Member since:
2006-07-30


Just because you shout loudest does not make you right


OH YES IT DOES!!!

Seriously though, Thom seems to take a more philosophical point of view by dismissing the thread count metric simply because it's not 100% reliable.
This seems to me like seeing two guys wrestle, one weighing 100 pounds and the other weighing 300 pounds, then claiming both have a 50% chance to win the fight.

Just because there are invisible factors doesn't mean we should throw up our hands and say "Let's just trust the marketing material!".
We should still take the visible indicators into account while keeping in mind that there might be other factors.

Overall I'd say Randall won the argument but lost some of my respect because of his lack of self control. Thom sounded a bit like a broken record but at least stayed friendly.

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RE[2]: Such a shame
by Adurbe on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 14:06 in reply to "RE: Such a shame"
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

To have a real debate you must listen to two sides of the argument. Even (especially?) if you don't agree with it

There were times when it seemed that both stopped listening and simply started shouting louder.

That was when the 'debate' began to fall apart

it became fun reading but was no longer 'informative'

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