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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
Linux.  8:o)

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