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ARNnet: Editorial: Licking Linux? No Way

Jul 29, 2003, 11:30 (6 Talkback[s])
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"When the CEO of a major IT conglomerate feels compelled to deliver a written apology to the Linux community for making an off-handed comment about the 'immaturity' of their pet passion, you can't help but realise how serious this teenage technology has become. (Note to hate mail writers--'teenage' is just a chronological metaphor!)

"Warning your partners about the 'Linux threat' and issuing specific instructions on how to deal with it in the form of a CD, well, that's almost as serious as fighting terrorism with a fridge magnet. You know, spot a terrorist, run to the fridge and follow instructions. Except, there's a lot more to [the] Linux-threat than 'following instructions' once it--like that elusive terrorist--makes a surprise appearance on your front lawn. We know it. Microsoft knows it. And so does the customer..."

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