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RE: [SLUG] MICRO$ ON SHAKEY GROUND - OFFICIAL
- To: Scott Ragen <sragen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [SLUG] MICRO$ ON SHAKEY GROUND - OFFICIAL
- From: Martin <writeme@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat Mar 3 15:49:02 2001
- Cc: <slug@xxxxxxxxxxx>
No offence, but this is hopelessly naive. Microsoft does not seek to
fairly compete, they seek to dominate markets with unfair and illegal
practices. The result is that all of us are faced with worse
software. Linux users are certainly not "worse than MS", as you put it,
and that suggestion on a LUG list is unlikely to endear you to many
Realise that many people here have seen software they liked come and go
because of unethical Microsoft practices. Others, like me, are forced to
use unstable, cruddy Microsoft products at work (or at home) because
Microsoft's practices have created a situation where you can't get
versions of applications for other operating systems. Microsoft does not
represent choice or competition. It represents the complete dominance of
the desktop OS space (and others) by crud and mediocrity. And it
represents acheiving that dominance by some quite unpleasant means.
So don't be suprised that many of us continue to find enjoyment in
Microsoft's discomfiture. And if you think that I'm worse than
Microsoft, well to me that's quite an insult, so why don't you go take a
<i'm sure you can guess this part>.
On Sat, 3 Mar 2001, Scott Ragen wrote:
> What has this to do with Linux?
> I mean, Why pay Microsoft out for something that no-one can control?
> I despise it when people that have to pick on every little problem that
> Microsoft has especially when its not their fault.
> There is a place for windows, perhaps not on this list, but for the average
> workstation user, what could be better then windows at this point in time.
> It will be awesome to see Linux take a stand on workstations, but lets face
> it, Ignorance is bliss, as far as windows users see it.
> I am a game fan, and use windows solely for this purpose.
> SLUG = Sydney Linux Users Group, not Lets flame MS and every little problem
> they have.
> I enjoy reading problems and solutions on this list, but long "MS stuffed up
> again" threads make me think that Linux users can be worse then MS.
> What happened to respecting your "foe"? no matter what they have done?
> That's my two Cents
> Scott Ragen