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Re: [News] Anti-ODF Former IDC 'Analyst' Smears Linux with Lies

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____/ SomeBloke on Monday 20 October 2008 16:13 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Want to Laugh? Another Tall Tale About Where Linux Came From.
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>> |     Linux was created by IBM, HP (HPQ) and other former IT systems
>> |     monopolists that realized that Microsoft was taking their systems
>> |     monopoly away from them. IBM, HP, Digital Equipment (now part of
>> |     HP), etc. had banded together for this purpose in the early 1980s
>> |     while Linus Torvalds, the nominal creator of Linux and who now works
>> |     for one of the groups IBM, HP, etc. put together for its trust-like
>> |     purposes, was still in short pants. Ten years later, the consortium
>> |     chose a small piece of software code, "forked" by Linus from some
>> |     other code while he was in college, to complement the still ongoing
>> |     technical development effort by IBM, HP, etc. to come up with "one
>> |     Unix." What is today called Linux is the result of that one-Unix
>> |     effort.
>> | 
>> | Isn't that hilarious? To be fair, those Wall Street dudes are likely
>> | under a lot of stress nowadays. If he needs a job, maybe he should write
>> | a column with "Paul Murphy", who also comes up with his own histories on
>> | the birth of Linux. I see a match. Or he could write for ADTI, methinks.
>> | They tried to allege that Linus forked Minix, but it's a lie. Anyway,
>> | Linus already confessed. The father of Linux is the Tooth Fairy.
>> `----
> Not only does the Groklaw article rip Dennis Byron apart but he makes
> himself look a complete dolled up prat in the original article. The
> comments are particularly acidic!

*  OOXML Troll.


* Tried to equate free software with terrorism.


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