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TheInquirer.Net: A Love Letter for Linux

Oct 28, 2002, 16:47 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Egan Orion)

COMMENTARY THRIVES ON CONTRASTS.

So take a moment to savour these contrasts: a recent convert to Linux has written a nicely phrased --- and rather heartfelt -- appreciation of the OS and its Open Source philosophy, as published at Newsforge. Meanwhile, Apple's been (undoubtedly) paying people, if not to switch to their systems, at least to appear in their goofy but somehow also catchy Switcher adverts.

Further, a couple of weeks ago, Microsoft got badly caught with a poorly executed switcher "testimonial" of their own, perpetrated on one of their websites and, as it turned out, written by one of their hired PR bunnies. Such contrasts are interesting and instructive. I will explain what I mean about these.

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