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Originally Posted by LinuxNewbYou know, aliens are going to come to earth in 50 years and kill the hell out of us for DDoSing their networks with this SETI crap
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Originally Posted by techieMoe
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
would have all kinds of intentional incompatibilities and Microsoft "enhancements"
so that people who started using those would eventually get trapped and
forced to only use those.
Microsoft may change its tactics under external pressure but it will never
change its morals.At least not while Gates is in charge.This means they
can't be trusted.Even when they create something which seems good there's
bound to be a trap or several hidden somewhere.
Linux is all about choice. We've got a decent level of security, and buckets of choice. We acknowledge other systems and promote interoperability. Microsoft's attitude to security may well be "Let's pretend there are no problems till we can patch them" and attitude to choice may be to slate all competition - but how someone else acts shouldn't compromise our attitudes.
I don't see why advertising microsoft is causing problems, but allowing the FUD campain is a diiferent matter. Fair enough if there's an XP banner on top , just no anti linux propaganda. I really can't speak for anyone else on whether or not they should boycott but I know I was never bothered with that site anyway.
Linux users, contirbutors ; GNU contributors; xorg....BSD ...we can all hold our head high and not play any dirty tricks, we have excellent systems built by the community, open standards, cooperation and no need to turn to the underhanded tactics of rival companies.
Talking some jive crap about Microsoft doesn't say anything about them - it just says something about us. Open arms and smiles will encourage usage a lot faster than some 14 year old screaming "My system is better than yours!"
Sit tight people, we're sitting on a winner here. :P
most sites that do this kind of thing reply with a statement that goes like this
we believe that people have the right to choose, and through that choice we want linux to become popular not by bashing the competition but by the simple fact alone that the os is superior
these advertisements cannot be seen as anything other than false, and to promote the use of them, gain money from them, and then try to justify them by appealing to our 'open mindedness' is nothing short of a slap in the face. i care for the community and it's ideals a great deal, and i'll be boycotting this site along with any other site that promotes the use of these ads.
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- Apr 2005
F'n HELL THAT MAKES ME MAD
I don't dislike the Microsoft line of products so much as the corporation as a whole and how it behaves
One thing to remember. When Microsoft starts to get 'friendly', wanting to 'share' and 'assist', that is the time to be truly on guard as that is one of their time honored techniques of envelopement.
Just ask IBM about OS/2
Sorry that my rant moved away from the center of the thread. As far as boycotting any informational source, I always (to paraphrase Steely Dan) read what I believe and disregard the rest.
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- Feb 2005
- Delft, Holland
Anyone ever read the Asterix and Obelix comic called "The intrigant" or something along that line, with a small bastard who is setting everyone against each other by just giving one a compliment or a gift
If this was the case here, it would raise my respect for Microsoft to a higher (well it can't get lower :P) level:
- MS gives RedHat some money:
"Thank you, your help has been invaluable to us. You have helped us hold our foothold in the server market, we couldn't have done it without you."
- Open Source Community:
"OMG Redhat is sponsored by M$!!!11 RedHat is sooo evil! I will never use RedHat or Fedora ever again." *OSS* runs off to another distro.
"Muhahaha, down goes the competition"