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ZDNet: Polite and Reasoned Discourse

"It truly is a shame that there are some members of the Linux community that would call and harass someone like DiDio. As for criticism on online forums… I take that with a grain of salt, given that online discussion forums tend to attract, shall we say, less than reasoned and polite discourse from supporters of Linux and Microsoft..."

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ZDNet: Linux/Windows Celebrity Deathmatch Anyone?

"Perhaps it's time for one of those celebrity deathmatches where they cage a bunch of Linux, open-source, Windows, and closed-source luminaries into a boxing ring until only one person (or team I guess) is left standing. I'm imagining some of the industry's most illustrious personalities in the ring..."

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mi2g: Yankee Group: Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea?

"'The danger of these heavy handed unsophisticated protestations is that perfectly good alternatives to proprietary software from the Open Source environment may pick up a bad reputation as well,' said DK Matai, Executive Chairman, mi2g..."

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ZDNet UK: When Support Becomes Sabotage

"As any technology journalist knows, the best way to attract attention is to write something critical about Linux. The operating system--as well as free and open source software in general--has an enormous body of adherents; it wouldn't have survived, let alone prospered, otherwise. Most of these are sensible people who behave in a civilised and professional manner, but some let their enthusiasm fire a crusading manner that wouldn't shame an axe-wielding maniac driven by imaginary voices..."

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