[CentOS] Headline - Linux misses Windows of opportunity

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Thu Sep 29 15:21:51 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-09-29 at 10:04, Lamar Owen wrote:

> 2.)	Paying Customer had intermittent lockups of the machine that were 
> difficult to reproduce;
> 3.)	Paying Customer got tired of Red Hat's 'WORKSFORME' bug resolution (that's 
> the typical bugzilla tag when such an irreproducible problem occurs);
> 4.)	Paying Customer quit paying and switched to Windows, which worked better 
> for them (meaning, it didn't crash).
> Now, just exactly what part of this is untrue or would require a Microsoft 
> payoff? 

Why is it news worth publishing that some piece of hardware somewhere
crashes in a way that no one else can reproduce?  

> Sorry for the rant, but it is ridiculous to automatically dismiss a real-world 
> problem. 

Problems happen all the time. Why is this one newsworthy?  If someone
made such a big deal out of every Windows BSOD there wouldn't be room
to publish anything else?  The problem could almost certainly have been
fixed as well by replacing the problematic hardware (even if the problem
is in the Linux driver it will be fixed by using something different).
Would it still be a big news item: "PC crashes,owner buys replacement!"?

  Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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