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LinuxPlanet: .comment: The Distribution We Need

Oct 27, 2001, 06:11 (25 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis E. Powell)
"It's all but impossible for anyone in the Linux sphere to have missed the laughably desperate whining coming from Microsoft Corporation to the effect that the multitude of truly dangerous security holes in Microsoft products are the fault of -- those who discovered them!

By this reasoning, the crime prevention bureaus of police departments ought to be arrested and jailed, because they make it their business to point out the kinds of things that make it easy for criminals, so that those of us who do not care to become targets for criminals can take the appropriate precautions.

(I don't mean to get off on a tangent, but this latest Redmondian outrage caused me to think back and try to figure out if anything they have ever done has been moral, ethical, truthful, or even good code, and in the post-DOS era I draw a total blank. I long thought that Windows came about when the boys decided they'd experiment a little and got some LSD and then watched Yellow Submarine. But I've abandoned that view -- LSD might make you crazy, but it does not rob you of your soul. And Microsoft, as exemplified by the latest tantrum, is as soulless a place as exists on the planet.)

There's more, though, to be said, and it's about Linux."

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