* Moshe Goldfarb. peremptorily fired off this memo:
> On Mon, 18 Aug 2008 16:25:29 -0400, Linonut wrote:
>> There's no real way to get the word out about Microsoft (negative) and
>> Linux (positive) in great numbers. Relatively few people read the IT
> Seriously, most of the people I come in contact with, either IT savvy or
> not, do NOT like or trust Microsoft.
Well, I was thinking of Microsoft's business tactics more than technical
> The problem with people like Roy Schestowitz is that he alienates any
> possible converts he might have had.
> A person on digg put it nicely when he said Roy Schestowitz is to Linux
> advocacy what Pat Robertson is to religion.
> IOW the way over the top approach simply does not work.
I don't dig Digg.
> Is Roy Schestowitz right about some things? Sure he is. But what
> happens is the things he is right about end up being clouded and
> discredited by virtue of his lying, self serving lunatic behavior.
> Schestowitz simply will not recruit the middle of the road people to Linux
> because they will see him as an idiot with an agenda.
> He's like every Linux stereotype in a box.
Surely he is not as bad as you paint.
> And don't kid yourself, Roy Schestowitz has an agenda
Of course he does.
> and I have no doubt that he is being compensated to do all of this
> work. I've received at least a dozen emails on this but until I have
> some concrete information it will stay undisclosed.
<scary-theremin-sound Mysterious whisperings />
> Let's just put it this way, the same name keeps coming up over and over
Even if by some weird warp in space/time you were completely correct, I
would still bet Roy is peanuts compared to the "opposition".
I'm ZIPPY the PINHEAD and I'm totally committed to the festive mode.