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Bill Machrone has written two nice columns in a row about Linux. In this
third one he again praises Linux but points out that Linux advocates
are a bunch of *ING CLUELESS IDIOTS!!!!
Those are my words, not his. Bill is too much of a gentleman to ever say
anything like that.
But it distresses me greatly to see the clueless morons who think that
they are accomplishing anything by calling people names and insulting
them. Now before you turn around and tell me that I am doing the same
thing here, NO I'M NOT. I am accurately describing these people. There are
dictionary definitions for words like "dork", "moron", "clueless", "idiot"
and the word "*ing" used as an adjective denoting intensity. Those
definitions are a perfect fit for many Linux advocates.
However, used to describe Bill Machrone they are nothing but rude insults.
I have been reading Bill Machrone's writing for years. I would describe it
as technically cluefull, thoughtful, insightful, generally accurate
commentary on the world of computer technology. He is one of the few
computer columnists who is technically competent. Big difference.
Yesterday I posted an article originally written by Lars Wirzenius that I
found on a web site. It contains some very good advice on how to advocate
Linux without being a dork.
I use Linux because it is good stuff. Two and one half years ago, I
started an ISP with two machines, one running BSDI's BSD/OS and one
running Linux. After a few months both were running Linux. When I sold my
share in the business last fall there were 7 Linux servers running there.
I am one of those people who puts their money where their mouth is. I
don't just use Linux on the desktop but also as a critical business tool.
And now I am working on making Linux an even better business tool by
creating business applications for it.
When I advocate Linux I do it based on my knowledge of OS\360, APL\360,
GCOS TSS, VM370/CMS, UNIX 6th Edition, Dynamo, BOSS, BOSS/IX, DX10,
SCO Xenix 286, AT&T UNIX System V, SCO UNIX, BSD/OS, FreeBSD, DOS 1.10
thru 6.22, Windows 1.0 thru 3.11, Windows 95, Macintosh System 6 and 7,
and Linux. But Linux can't do everything yet so sometimes I tell people to
buy SCO UNIX or Windows or Macs. I'm not a traitor, I'm just wise enough
to know that you make more friends by telling the truth than by lying.
Michael Dillon - ISP & Internet Consulting
Memra Software Inc. - Fax: +1-604-546-3049