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Linux.com: Slam Linux

Oct 18, 1999, 21:08 (20 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Matt Michie)

"Does Linux suck? Lately, I've noticed an increased amount of FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) directed at Linux. Microsoft released a page relating "Linux Myths," and the Gartner Group recently called our little OS nothing more than the "hype du jour."

"The Linux community always reacts quite strongly against these attacks. It doesn't take long before long flame wars are breaking out and vitriolic e-mails start flying at the heretics. Usually, this adds nothing constructive and ends up painting the Linux community as extremists..."

"What concerns me most about the knee-jerk flaming against any Linux critics is that genuine problems will get swept under the rug as invalid. Mindcraft nearly happened this way. Most of us dismissed a benchmark showing Windows NT to be several times faster than Linux in web serving to be absurd. It wasn't until the subsequent re-tests, that the problems revealed were even taken seriously."

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