Borked Pseudo Mailed wrote:
The anonymous remailing troll forgot all of my message. Let's
restore it for what it is worth:
High Plains Thumper
Mon, Nov 5 2007 4:17 pm
Subject: Re: a modest proposal ..
Doug Mentohl wrote:
> It severely pains me to say this, but how about totally
> disbanding COLA, it's not as if it's of any use. In fact you
> would be better off NOT advocating LINUX, you're actually
> doing it a lot of damage. Anyone who wants to disparage the
> Open Source crowd, all they have to do is point to here.
> That's the unvarnished truth, fellas, your the longest running
> joke on Usenet, but it wouldn't be 'tough love' if I didn't
> tell it like it is.
> There are some decent people here and they know who they are.
> It pisses me off seeing them day after day, subject to
> disruption and personal abuse. And all you (in this thread)
> get to say is, oh there might me lurkers here who we must
> educate. All I can say to that is BOLLIX !!!
I hate to admit it, but the if the trolls cannot promote their
anti-Linux, anti-FOSS agenda, the next best thing is to drown out
advocacy by trashing the newsgroup.
>When all the trolls including the sux and fishy troll
> stopped posting for about a month, it was revealing how much
> this newsgroup has been trashed. The number of advocate
> posters have dwindled considerably.
> At first I thought this was alarming. Looking to the bright
> side, Linux no longer needs advocacy. It has already
> established itself. It has already taken seed.
No amount of FUD is going to derail Linux. The convicted
monopoly is like Rome. Government dereliction of duty has
allowed it to monopolise the market. Microsoft is crumbling from
Best illustration is the Vista operating system. You would think
that it would be the best yet, blowing the socks off Apple's
latest, Leopard and giving Linux tough competition in the way of
performance, stability, security, etc.
Consumers are resisting it because they are not ready to give up
their investment of current software and buy new hardware. They
are burned out from the continuous costly upgrade cycles. They
want performance. They want to HAVE IT THEIR WAY [tm].
No one is interested in the pretty, designer styled Vista box
with a different colour for each flavour.
I find it difficult to believe that a multibillion quid
corporation would take its best talent and design something that
With such talent, one would expect the tightest, most efficient
underlying engine an OS can have. One that runs better than how
one blogger put it, runs like XP on 256 MB memory, except it is
on a 2 GB memory machine.
Very few older applications will run on it. Thus, an upgrade
requires a complete suite of new software, another major investment.
Why buy Vista when I can get Window apps to work in WINE, and
those that don't with a small investment less than the cost of a
leading antivirus/personal firewall product for Windows, purchase
a commercial product for Linux that will?
You can fool some of the people all of the time, all of the
people some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all
of the time.
Quando omni flunkus moritati
(If all else fails, play dead)
- "Red" Green