[oclug] CS student: no thanks MS
Francis J. A. Pinteric
linuxdoctor at linux.ca
Mon Mar 4 08:18:46 EST 2002
On 03 Mar 2002 16:19:14 -0500
Arno <s_arno at myrealbox.com> wrote:
> Ok I just found this article a bit interesting about CS students who say
> no thanks to MS. hmm kinda reminds me of a thread not to long ago ...
You also notice the implicit fear in some the language? The title is "The
Threat of a Linux Generation" and implicit putdown when an independently
minded student says he would never accept money from Microsoft. "His
colleagues roll their eyes and accuse him of being stuck at the "hippy
stage." And at the end of the article concerning the battle within the
German Bundestag over Windows proudcts we find "But the servers are
already in the hands of the enemy" that is to say Linux.
Add to that the M$ disinformation contained therein, the "tedious" install
process for Linux (that certainly isn't as true as it once was. One never
read about the "continous install process required by Windows inherent
But there is good new too, if you can trust it considering the source is
still M$NBC. While downplaying the growth of Linux on the desktop, we find
them reporting 27% of the server market belongs to Linux. Remember back
just a few years ago is was virtually zero?
In any case, yes you "Must Say No" to Microsoft but more too. You must
promote linux at the expence of M$ in any way you can, but with the truth.
While Gates and his cronies have borrowed a page from Martin Luther who
declared that in order to win the war all things should be done regardless
of how heinous, we have no need of such an approach. We are in the right.
Imagination is the eye of the soul.
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