Politics vs Science (Rant vs. Merit) was Re: [brlug-general] Microsoft ... UNIX services... Cool!! not.
atari_x at bellsouth.net
Sun Jan 25 16:22:27 CST 2004
On Sun, 2004-01-25 at 11:36, John Hebert wrote:
> Microsoft has come a long way from it's humble
> beginnings, back when it was seen as the _underdog_ to
> IBM's monopoly (yes, kids, IBM was considered just as
> bad if not worse than Micro$oft at one time). Sure,
> Micro$oft has more often than not used its marketing
> and advertising efforts to make up for the lack of
> technological prowess (MS-Bob anyone?). But it is
> doing something right, according to people that buy
> Microsoft. What is it? How can we compete against what
> Micro$oft is doing right?
I'm glad you brought this up.
This goes to the entire Linux community.
We shouldn't try to compete with Microsoft. We should take that entire
line of thinking and flush it down the toilet. We should focus on
answering the question of; "what do Linux users need to do?", and then
go about writing software, developing device drivers, and whatever else
we need to do to make that happen. And quit trying to write software
specifically to mimic a piece of software that runs on Windows.
Once we do that, we'll mature, and Linux will come into it's own.
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