[CentOS] Headline - Linux misses Windows of opportunity

Mike McCarty mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net
Thu Sep 29 23:40:46 UTC 2005

John Newbigin wrote:
> Ryan wrote:
>> On Thu, 29 Sep 2005 16:58:42 -0500
>> Mike McCarty <mike.mccarty at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>>> I'd prefer that Linux flourish and not die just because
>>> MS is willing to do more of what is necessary to make life easier on
>>> customers than some other organization which supports Linux is
>>> willing to do.
>> Its apples and oranges. MS can afford to do whatever their customers
>> want since Windows, Office, and all their other software is *theirs*
>> (or licensed for their use).
> When was the last time that MS fixed a but that you reported?  I doubt 

Where in my message did I say that MS does a better job of doing
anything? Or are you trying to disagree with Ryan? Or what?


> If something with linux is wrong, anyone can fix it.  Linus, RedHat, me, 
> anyone I pay to do it for me.  If linux was blue screening (sounds like 
> windows to me) then they should do a crashdump, find the bug and fix it. 
>  Still cheaper and easier than windows.

Where did I say people should use Windows rather than Linux?

> Good luck solving a windows problem by looking at a stop screen.
> I'd also like to know how windows autoupdate is better than any redhat 
> up2date style tool.  Do SAP say "You can put any MS shit on here that 
> you like but if you run Linux you need to have a proper test procedure"? 
>  I don't think so.

Man, point out something about the attitude of Red Hat suport, and
suddenly all the worms start crawling out of the wood work.

I'm not AGAINST anything. I'm not against MicroSoft. I'm not
against Linus Torvalds, I'm not against Windows. I'm not against
Linux. I'm not against RH.

I have seen the RH attitude complained about several times,
and not just by me.

MS also has an attitude. So, I'm supposed to accept the attitude
of one company because another one ALSO has an attitude?

MS has advantages RH doesn't have. So, like Avis (I think the
car rental that ran those ads) they must "try harder". But they don't.

This message made from 100% recycled bits.
You have found the bank of Larn.
I can explain it for you, but I can't understand it for you.
I speak only for myself, and I am unanimous in that!

More information about the CentOS mailing list