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Re: Microsoft good press over Longhorn

On Fri, 31 Oct 2003 at 22:57 GMT, Roberto Sanchez penned:
> Paul E Condon wrote:
>> But when your employer provides tools, you really should use the
>> provided tools. Except, perhaps, in situations where you can save a
>> project by using something better. Or in situations where it is
>> unlikely that you will be 'found out'. If you are 'found out', deny
>> using GNU/Linux on the job. Say you use it to sharpen your skills. It
>> is, as everyone in business knows, much more difficult than Windoze. 
> Exactly how is it more difficult?  If you get a good distro with
> decent tools you should be OK.  I have heard that distros like
> Mandrake and Lindows are exceptionally easy for newbies and former
> Windoze users to get going with.

Methinks you missed the facetious tone of Paul's last sentence.

> I have run into situations where fixing specific problems with Windoze
> required workarounds and hacks that are just as complex as anything
> you may need to do under Linux.  The main difference is that there are
> significantly more Windoze user, and this, a much larger support base.
> The likelihood that your neighbor or one of your buddies from work or
> school is adept as a Windoze user or works in IT is pretty high
> nowadays.  So, most people just let someone else handle it.
> -Roberto

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