Re: Microsoft good press over Longhorn
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On Fri, Oct 31, 2003 at 03:34:17PM -0700, Paul E Condon wrote:
> I've heard that one of the original justifications for the GNU
> software project was to enable software professionals to have
> something to use and hold as they moved from one employer to another,
> something that was not stolen.
What about my red stapler? 8:o)
> 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.
I don't hide the fact I use Windows with my employers. Up front, they
know it's a take-it-or-leave-it deal, if I have to take work home, I'm
going to do it in Linux, end of story. I'll work out the details.
> And 'better' is in the eyes of the beholder. I really laughed at the
> comic strip in which the cartoon character was hacking Linux to
> provide the 'right' shade of blue for the blue screen of death.
Outside of the "crash" screen saver, I have yet to see a BSOD in
.''`. Paul Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' :
`. `'` proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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