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My penny's worth
I just said so long to the person who runs my ISP, he came in to fix my
email which quit working after an internet worm ate up his servers,
windows based servers. His comment was, "it was easier to put in point
and click software when I started my business, now I wish I had taken
the time to set up Linux" that from the mouth of a person who has not
slept in 48 hours because of a security flaw in windows.
Windows buffs will diminish as time goes on and Linux proponents will
gain numbers, in spite of the mass marketing of MS.
I my self threw out MS almost a year ago, and though I still have
problems to work out, I am confident the right decision was made,
especially after I upgraded all of my office suite in 8 computers for
the grand total of $0.00. this past week.
I have to throw in with Geoffrey on this one.
On Sat, 2004-01-17 at 09:34, Geoffrey wrote:
> ChangingLINKS.com wrote:
> >> The arguments come back to a frequently prooven failing of
> >> capitalist
> > systems.
> > Uh oh . . . .
> >> Simply stated, competitor exclusion becomes easier to pursue than
> >> product excellence when there are few ethical consequences to
> >> mediate the greed motive. peace aaron
> > No. I think the bigger problem is that those with more knowledge of
> > the product THINK that the better product should win the market. That
> > is (almost) NEVER true.
> There's a huge flaw in that statement, in regard to this discussion.
> Virtually all people who prefer Linux over Windows know both products.
> Virtually all people who prefer Windows over Linux only know how to
> spell Linux. Ask anyone who uses Linux what their experiences are with
> Windows. Do the same for your average Windows geek. I do mean windows
> geek, not windows user. I've never met anyone who pushes Microsoft
> technology who also has any experience with Linux.
> > Coke Example: Even Coke says Coke does not taste as good as Pepsi
> This whole argument makes no sense to me either. I don't particularily
> care for Coke or Pepsi. The once in a blue moon I find myself at
> McDonalds I'll get a coke because their ice tea is usually weeks old.
> If my only choices were Coke or Pepsi, I'd choose Coke because of the taste.
> Drew, your problem is you believe so much in marketing that you think
> it's the answer to everything. It's not. Not all people fall for the
> lies. That's all marketing is. Twists of the truth, have truths and
> bald face lies.