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Re: houghi - small linux is great

  • Subject: Re: houghi - small linux is great
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 30 May 2006 14:57:35 +0100
  • Newsgroups: alt.os.linux.suse
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / MCC / Manchester University
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__/ [ John Bowling ] on Sunday 28 May 2006 06:12 \__

> Harold Stevens wrote:
>> In <2370861.jW0FVtU6nW@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Roy Schestowitz:
>> [Snip...]
>> FWIW, that URL crashed Konqueror (no cookies, Flash, java/javascript) on
>> my 10.0 install. Firefox on the same install (no Flash) seems OK with it.
>> No harm, no foul; just FYI...    :)
>> (I haven't done anything off the "standard" YOU path with my 10.0
>> installs)
> My objection to the page, and the entire web site seems to do it:
> There are words that cause popups that blast MicroS*&T FUD at you.  The
> site operators have to be doing (or allowing) it deliberatly.  Nothing
> said there is of sufficient interest to get past the smoke screen.  Is
> it an MS site in disguise?  It most certainly will cause a lot of
> newbies to be confused!
> I would prefer if none of us EVER reference anyone to that site again
> until the MS FUD and BS is eliminated and guaranteed to stay GONE!
> There are certainly enough valid advertizments available without
> unwarrented, undesired, and interfering crap from MS.  Perhaps if MS
> would let Linux advertize in the same way on their sites ....
> Otherwise, get RID of the BULL!

It's much worse in Linux Today. They have a whole pane (the right-hand-side)
which is explicitly sponsored by Microsoft and includes heaps of FUD. To
make matters worse, their feeds, as well as these which reach Yahoo News,
contain Microsoft FUD. I am often appalled to discovered this. When I
started with Google AdSense in my Linux site, only at a later point did I
notice that Microsoft appeared in my site, until I blocked it. The madness
must stop.

Best wishes,


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