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Re: 25 Reasons to Convert to Linux

__/ [Linønut] on Friday 13 January 2006 13:21 \__

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> wisdom:
>> __/ [Roy Culley] on Friday 13 January 2006 01:16 \__
>>> http://www.bellevuelinux.org/reasons_to_convert.html
>> it's a good collection of Linux benefits. I particularly like the
>> following short article which is titled "Five reasons NOT to use Linux"
>> (sarcastic).
>> http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS8124627492.html
>    Well, still, with Windows you get so many more choices of software,
>    don't you? Like Lotus 1-2... oh really? I didn't know that. Or,
>    WordPerfect... oh, pretty much dead too.
>    Still, so long as you want to run Microsoft programs at Microsoft
>    prices, Windows is the operating system for you!
> And we all know how wonderful Microsoft software is, don't we?  Sure we
> do.  That paragon of virtue, DFS, tells us every day!

I guess they have destroyed anything that has value or potential revenue.
Vista penalises OpenGL (in favour of DirectX) and does not support Palm
devices. Microsoft want to replace PDF, eradicate Flash with what they call
Sparkle, maybe make a downloadable image manipulation program et cetera et

Yesterday, in a different context (FAT), I thought about another little
(extended) slogan:

Embrace, extend, *patent*, thereby extinguish.


Roy S. Schestowitz
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