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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Civil debate
by protagonist on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 16:46 UTC
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I would like to thank you, Thom, for trying to keep the debate civil. Randall took every opportunity to launch both subtle and not so subtle personal attacks. Personal attacks are almost always the sign of someone who has already lost the argument, but does not want to admit it.

Your last rebuttal, though, did get a bit personal. Anyway, all in all you did a much better job of sticking to the debate than Randall did. And as an American I have to say he was off the mark in his references about the music.

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RE: Civil debate
by Michael on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 01:10 in reply to "Civil debate"
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For those who want to skip the boring stuff, or who couldn't make it all the way through, it gets juicy half way down page nine. ;)

I like the way this Randall chap kept citing his own credentials to support his argument. He was kind of making sense until he went all ad hominem. Just a pity you had to join in Thom, especially seeing as you had the last word. It's possible that the comparison to John Dvorak was fair but calling his writing bullshit was unnecessary. Up 'til then, I think you'd won on penalties.

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