[GLLUG] Overclockers

Don Williams dwilliams344 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 20 13:51:27 UTC 2014

Oh dear - he seems upset. I've seen it all anyway - I'm 80. Don Williams

On 20 April 2014 12:20, Christopher Hunter <cehunter at gb-x.org> wrote:

> On 20/04/14 09:22, Don Williams wrote:
>> Deeply offensive. Isn't it bad enough that we have free-market-nutters
>> messing up computing without such stone-age numptys entering the fray? Don
>> Williams
>>  Numpties who top post are pretty offensive, too.  Obviously you don't
> recognise irony or sarcasm when you read it.  I am deeply offended by being
> described as a "nutter" - I assume that you're some kind of scrounging
> socialist type who chooses not to work, and lives off the efforts of the
> rest of us?  Or worse yet, you're a "teacher"....
> The "free market" is a fact of life.  Even those "numpties" at Microsoft
> and Apple (and many others) haven't recognised this, and persist with their
> restrictive practices (often illegal in many territories, and some of which
> could be considered to be "demanding money with menaces", but that's
> another issue).  Open Source software, hardware and even its ethos are
> obviously the way forward.  Even Government is beginning to recognise this
> (for example:  I'm a Linux-using senior Civil Servant).
> Perhaps Mr Williams is scared of open and free competition.  It has to be
> remembered that all progress is (usually) pushed by competition, and we're
> in a unique situation.  At this juncture, we have almost 30% of the
> computers worldwide crippled by an obsolete "Operating System":
> What have the Linux "big boys" done about it?  Virtually nothing. This
> prime opportunity to persuade a massive potential userbase to move to FOSS
> is being almost entirely missed.  Linux is still widely derided as being
> "for geeks" and "difficult".  Obviously we all know this isn't true (though
> some elitists wish it still was!).  If we'd all had our wits about us, we
> would have won over this huge number of users, but advertising is seen as a
> dirty word by most FOSS organisations, so we will remain as a small,
> unseen, rather selective proportion of users.
> Incidentally, Mr Williams - as far as being "stone-age" is concerned, I'm
> writing and using code that's (probably) a year or two ahead of anything
> you've seen, so that accusation can't be levelled at me!
> C.
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