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."