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CIO Australia: Penguins Give Me the Shivers

Sep 12, 2004, 01:00 (26 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Hollands)

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"I have never warmed to that little Linux penguin. Not really. Maybe it's because it is a cold-water beast or, more likely, that the Linux community of open-source-obsessed programmers sends a chill down my spine. Their fanaticism presses all my scepticism and suspicion buttons.

"It used to be that by loving Linux you were the industry radical. Times have changed and now even questioning the divinity of the open source movement can be a sacrilegious statement. It is an uncomfortable position. It feels as if you are standing in a corner at a party on your own, save for a few boring Microsoft millionaire types and a couple of analysts who repeat ad nauseum that Linux is another Unix flavour waiting to happen..."

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