[Gllug] Grauniad Technology

John Hearns hearnsj at googlemail.com
Fri Mar 20 12:59:25 UTC 2009

2009/3/20 Jason Clifford <jason at ukfsn.org>:
> Personally I've run Linux on the desktop for nearly 13 years and I've
> been running it in server space for longer. I've successfully produced
> and sold Linux to many others for both. I would not however expect any
> journalist to know how well Linux has run for so long as they just don't
> have the knowledge or experience. They probably also have no worthwhile
> connections in the UK Linux communities from which to obtain worthwhile
> quotes, etc.

Jason, I read you loud and clear.
However, this article is a classic hatchet job - how many people, in
truth, will persevere to the end of an article?
Your opinion if formed in any article in the first paragraph - so he
sets the stage by discussing a situation many years in the past, and
your state of mind is set for the rest of the article. Even at the end
of the article he still sows that seed of doubt in your mind - Hey, a
single Microsoft note taking appllication does not run. Hey, use this
and your scanner might not work.
Classic FUD.
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