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RE[2]: If only Microsoft...
by phreck on Wed 19th Dec 2012 11:52 UTC in reply to "RE: If only Microsoft..."
phreck
Member since:
2009-08-13

I have the feeling that there's more Open-Source/Free-Software-Phobia from some Windows users than there is Free-Software-Zealotry; in other words, I see more free-software-bashing than vice versa.

And interestingly (my own real life experience), those participating in free-software-hate are also often those ignoring and being ignorant on open-source licenses and their terms, but still grabbing such code ("got that from google"), no matter what.

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RE[3]: If only Microsoft...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 19th Dec 2012 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: If only Microsoft..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Why does every article that mentions Microsoft or Windows has some guy droning on about how Microsoft is evil then?

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RE[4]: If only Microsoft...
by Morgan on Wed 19th Dec 2012 21:53 in reply to "RE[3]: If only Microsoft..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's the nature of the beast. We're all conditioned to take sides, and it takes effort combined with experience to fight that conditioning.

There was a time, when I was in high school and Windows didn't have a Start button, that I openly derided anything not from Microsoft because that was the culture I was brought up in. Our school had a couple of ancient Apple IIs in the special education lab, and one lonely Mac Classic that belonged to a teacher, but the majority of the school computers were DOS/Windows machines. We were force-fed DOS and Windows as the only solution.

After high school, I wasn't able to enroll in college right away due to health issues so I took some correspondence courses instead, and that was the first time I'd heard of the new kid on the block, Linux. Fast forward to today and I feel that all major OSes, and quite a few minor ones, have merit and a place on my hardware. Of course, BeOS and Haiku are at the top of my list, but I happily use Windows, OS X and GNU/Linux daily as well.

Of course, no two people have the same experience, so opinions differ and people do tend to become entrenched in a particular platform. I feel the regulars here are much more open minded than at other website communities and forums, but you'll always have a few zealots.

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RE[3]: If only Microsoft...
by tylerdurden on Thu 20th Dec 2012 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: If only Microsoft..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

"feelings" have this nasty tendency of being wrong, which is why we came up with science...

Edited 2012-12-20 01:40 UTC

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RE[4]: If only Microsoft...
by phreck on Fri 21st Dec 2012 16:25 in reply to "RE[3]: If only Microsoft..."
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

Oh, but

Let's be real - open source fans that bash Microsoft are 99% of Linux free soul open minders, not WordPress.

Just read Ubuntu forums.


is just feelings, too; the difference is I admit that those are just feelings (instead of imposing logic where there is none), and strictly speaking, I have the feeling that near to no post in any forum is scienceful and precise.


But generally, I agree.

Edited 2012-12-21 16:26 UTC

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