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Eric Lee Green: FUD101 At One Year Old

Dec 02, 1999, 17:04 (1 Talkback[s])
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[ Linux Today reader Eric Lee Green writes: ]

"A year has passed since the release of the original FUD 101 paper. In that year much has happened -- big enterprise service companies have moved into the Linux space in a, well, big, manner, Microsoft has stepped up their FUD attacks against Linux (especially those involving "benchmarketing"), and Linux companies have merged, IPO'ed, and grown beyond our wildest dreams a year ago. In honor of a year in the life of Linux (and a year of Microsoft FUD), the FUD101 paper has now been updated with new analysis, updated links, and updated information to correspond better with the new "facts on the ground".

It is easy to get angry about the latest FUD attacks on Linux, which often are much more subtle (and more dangerous!) than previous. Hopefully, though, this paper will help some people aim a more analytical eye at the FUD coming from places that start with an "R" in the state of Washington, and will help people respond in constructive ways rather than the [Flames] that sometimes afflicts Linux advocacy.


-Eric Lee Green