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Re: Please don't feed the trolls

"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> _/ On Friday 26 August 2005 16:40, [Thomas Bartkus] wrote : \_
> >
> > "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> > news:den8pr$1ajt$1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >> _/ On Friday 26 August 2005 14:30, [General Schvantzkoph] wrote : \_
> >>
> > <snip>
> >> I sometimes wonder if the Windows newsgroups, to which I am not
> > subscribed,
> >> have similar types of trolls that provoke Windows advocates.
> > <snip>
> >
> > Don't wonder.  It's the same deal there as it is here.
> I have never seen such a thread 'live' -- that is -- people defending
> Windows per se.

Wellll !  There is the occasional Microsoft baiting which is easier for the
Microsoft zealots ignore because they just aren't sensitive about it.  It's
kind of like a gnat attacking an elephant. The elephant doesn't notice and
the gnat quickly discovers that it is wasting it's time.

> There is a key difference: merely any Linux user knows
> Windows and controls it well (if ever needed). Windows users go by

Key difference? Is this - the entry level for Linux is quite high.  There is
no gentle introduction or casual beginning user for Linux.  You either get
into it deep and  technical right up front or you don't touch it. If you
don't understand things like disk partitioning (and a myriad other topics!),
you ain't gettin in.

> > Far too many people take the narrow world they know and turn it into a
> > religion.  You either adopt that religion or you are going to burn.
> > That's why the trolls have so much fun.
> >
> > And then there are computer languages :-)
> > Thomas Bartkus
> Zeal in P/L is probably to do with MS-only languages like VB and .NET
> (Direct X, MS 'HTML' and so forth), which still makes it a religious war
> over O/S.  It is /languages/ that sometimes stand in the way of
> inter-operability, even when there is an able /and/ willing programmer who
> wants to port an application.

Aiieee!  Look at C#.
What purpose can this language possibly have other than to reinforce the
Microsoft shackles?

I'm only here because of a personal decision.  That being .NET .NOT !
Thomas Bartkus

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