--- On Tue, 7/21/09, gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org> wrote:
From: gilpel(a)altern.org <gilpel(a)altern.org>
Subject: Re: Ranter or evangelist?
To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora."
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2009, 11:33 PM
> On Tue, 2009-07-21 at 08:08
>> Excuse me for being rude
> Oh, and I'm middle-aged, and run a debt free
business. Being doing so
> for over twenty years. i.e. I live in the real
world, and one that's
> well managed.
> The one needing to get a clue, here, is you. You
ONLY speak for
> yourself, and opinions are NOT facts.
I was just about to go to bed but this message kept
haunting me. There's
lots of truth in what you say here: why care about anything
but the facts
and be haunted by questions instead of facts? Sometimes I
really wished I
was like you...
Microsoft has 90% of market share, Linux only 1% and people
certainly are very glad. So, why should we be sad? Wouldn't
this be giving
Microsoft an edge in gladness?
And if, tomorrow, Linux only has only .01% of the desktop
that be any reason to be sad? Of course not, since you and
the codec geeks
-- they'll undoubtedly be the last! -- will always hold the
you'll be glad not to be bothered by know-nothing like me
will they ever be glad!
Once again, everybody will be glad. So why worry, be
Still, a last question keeps haunting me. No doubt, by now,
since it's all
well documented facts, you've read "From Microsoft Word to
World". In this document, Newman explains how, using its
formats, Microsoft got rid of pretty much all competition.
every company to their knees, thn, bought and scrapped them
one after the
Of course, Microsoft can't play this game with Linux, since
or tries to use open formats. Still, sometimes I wonder if,
with all the
money it has, Microsoft couldn't find a way to keep the cap
on Linux. You
know, keep it at an acceptable level of nuisance, say, 1%
of market share
after 18 years.
Arrrgh! I'm afraid that's what I'll dream about tonight.
What a pain I am,
even to myself!
Micro$oft is losing out to google, Twitter, Facebook and others. In a last ditch effort.
Micro$oft is releasing code to linux. Check out this at distrowatch.
I like comment 133. It sounds just about right. There are many nice comments there.
BTW, Redhat also signed a deal with them, are they really falling off or are they the Borg
that is portrayed in comment 133?