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AusCert 2010: Brilliant engineers in Microsoft walled-garden

May 20, 2010, 16:32 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darren Pauli)

"Linux communities are hostile and Microsoft is a walled garden "stuffed-full of brilliant engineers", according to a former Linux, now Microsoft engineer, Crispin Cowan.

"In an AusCERT 2010 presentation titled "a Linux guy in a Microsoft world", Cowan said the stereotypes of Microsoft engineers as "baroque money-hogs", and Linux engineers as "open, passionate experts" were not "entirely true". The Different Types of UPS Systems: Download now

""Linux communities are shockingly hostile to women and newbies, attack failures to conform to norms and God help you if you top post," Cowan said. "Everyone is a butt-head."

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