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Re: Why dissing MS is good Linux advocacy

__/ [ Roy Culley ] on Saturday 25 March 2006 15:58 \__

> When I first started posting to COLA I used to flag anti-MS articles
> with [OT] in the subject line. This was a relatively rare occurence
> as the newsgroup was not infested with wintrolls to the extent it is
> today.
> When the wintroll infestation really took off and MS blatantly
> spreading lies and FUD about Linux, OSS and the GPL the gloves came
> off. MS and their bug ridden low quality SW was fair game. After all
> COLA is meant for the discussion of the benefits of Linux over other
> operating systems.
> Linux is clearly a better OS than MS windows. It is far more secure,
> more stable and feature rich than the MS offering.
> Showing up the weaknesses in MS SW is advocating Linux and OSS
> IMHO. The more people realise why windows is a poor chose whether for
> home computing or business / government use the better. As a Linux and
> OSS advocate I will point out why using MS SW is in general not a good
> idea.
> The recent delay in the vista release due to security problems just
> exemplifies why choosing MS is a bad idea. Its just a friggin OS for
> goodness sake. Years late and they are fighting with security
> problems.
> MS just can't live in a world where release often, fix quickly is
> becoming the desired norm.
> The future is OSS just like it used to be in the early days of
> computing.

"Apache?s Greg Stein says commercial software?s days are numbered. Instead,
we?ll be paying for software support in the years ahead, he says"


"According to IT services provider, Unisys, open source software is set to
have a similar impact on the marketplace as the internet did in the 1990s."


Best wishes,


Roy S. Schestowitz, Ph.D. Candidate (Medical Biophysics)
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