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The Death of the Linux Debate: A Eulogy

Mar 30, 2009, 13:02 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mike Dailey)

"Several who commented or emailed me directly about my article are upset with my views, and some even degraded themselves to the point of launching negative personal attacks against me, which, given the fact that they don't know me demonstrates the type of fervor I mentioned earlier–albeit in a less-than-becoming fashion. There were those, however, that supported my views and thanked me for speaking what many of us in the Linux community view as the ugly truth about our own community.

"A few people have challenged me to show proof of my claims that Linux is not superior to Microsoft Windows. Let me note here that at no time did I say Windows was better than Linux; what I have stated and will continue to state is that both operating systems compliment weaknesses in the other, and when peered together in the enterprise provide a very flexible and robust computing environment. My argument then was that the list of proposed "reasons" to provide to executive management for the complete replacement of Windows with Linux were flawed and biased. My point was that the Linux community is perceived as spending more time trying to destroy Microsoft than they do advancing Linux and open source initiatives."

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