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Re: Operating systems are not religions (you fools)

From: John Baker
Subject: Re: Operating systems are not religions (you fools)
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 2004 05:29:53 GMT

"GreyCloud" <> wrote in message">
> wrote:
> > I had an interview today where I was told that, because I had
> > coded so much for Unix/Linux and only a couple years for Windows
> > that I had to "change [my] religion" to Windows. I said, in
> > as polite a tone as possible, "well it's not really a religion,
> > it's just an OS; and I'm pretty much agnostic about OSes".
> > But that wasn't enough, the dingbat manager was apparently quite
> > serious and didn't believe that I could convert away from my
> > Unix-and-Linux religion -- he didn't believe I was agnostic --
> > to Windoze. He even mentioned that "at least" I didn't have any
> > Java on my resume -- that would have been pure heresy it seems.
> > But I even resorted to praising Windows despite the fact that I commonly
> > watch Explorer crash under XP Pro after certain operations. Granted
> > the kernel itself stays running...just don't install Visual C++!
> > I must say I find it pathetic and stupid that people get wrapped up in
> > little operating systems. It's not just the interviewer: the bickering
> > that goes on in Usenet is just the same, with Linux advocates trying
> > to insult 'less pious' Linux users and Windows zealots making insipid
> > childish attacks. The disdain that self-promoted gurus and experts
> > have for the public only shows their hubris. And of course anyone
> > who questions open source is automatically a heretic--the enemy.
> > And all this religious childishness is over what, a stupid box of
> > sitting on your desk? Why the hell care? These people need to get a
> It seems you have been brain washed by M$ to believe that it is okay to
> put up with garbage software that crashes.

Which differs from a brainwashed Torvalds disciple who refuses to
acknowledge that Linux crashes too in what way, exactly? <wink>

> Would you buy a car that was
> a known lemon??


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