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Don't Confuse Bad Linux Support for Bad Linux

Jul 02, 2008, 21:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David M. Williams)

"Anti-Linux evangelists try to level many claims against the free open source operating system Linux. Arguments against the base cost (nothing!) or about the turnaround time to repair security exploits don't work. But there is one item in the anti-Linux arsenal which often hits hard: lack of support. Here's why it makes good Linux techies groan when they see it.

"Earlier this year I railed against Microsoft's 'comparison' site which alleges to give unbiased points of distinction between Microsoft's server products and the range of Linux distributions. This had once been heavily campaigned under the name 'get the facts' which Microsoft later stated they had dropped--but yet 'get the facts' still turns up in Google ad blocks and the site itself claims to give 'the facts' on the server choices available..."

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