Useless punditry from a man in a dress
I hate Ikea chairs. LOLBut yes, I know what you mean. There does seem to be a whole lot of Microsoftphobia in the Linux world. Just tell them you develop for the Apple platform and they'll be all better... not.As I recall, Steve Jobs was the same way about IBM. He saw them as the evil empire, just as the Linux fanboys see Microsoft.Funny how that works.
I actually preferentially use Bing for search (at least when DuckDuckGo produces little to no results due to less extensive indexing of the web). In search at least, I see Microsoft as an underdog. In general, I think Microsoft hegemony is over, anyway. No sense beating a dead horse.What prompted me to switch from Windows to Linux was contracting the Conficker worm. OSX is also relatively secure, but I'm not made of money.
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(Oops, hit "Publish" too soon!)He didn't actually hate IBM, Angel, but he knew a good ad when he saw it. He did see them as a bit of an evil empire, but I've never come across anything that says it ever influenced his thinking. Microsoft still has a lot of market power, Lorraine. It's still the leader in terms of both market obtained and technical influence. I keep reading about its demise, but if that were close, I think Steve Ballmer would be out on his ear, and a pivot would be quickly implemented. Microsoft might not be agile, but Bill Gates is. OS X cost about $30; the machine to run it on? Well, that's a little more than thirty bucks! (But I do love my MacBook Pro!) :-)
Why all the hatin' on the open source movement? Hatin' on Linus (with an 's') I can see. Perhaps he's just another hacker gone berserk, like the Central America expat guy and the zip compression guy.You think IP is a hook you'll be able to hang a second career on or something? Good luck with that.I never even succeeded at latching onto the bottom rungs of careerism, and have therefore no "buy-in," and am therefore far less "technocratic" and less centrist in my liberalism (or in my case, frank leftism) than are you. Neither the Party of Petroleum nor the Party of Hollywood/Apple/SOPA/PIPA are watching my back.
Huh?There's no "hating" going on. I'm writing about my experience with some open source fanatics, combined with some research I did as a result and the conclusions I've drawn from all of it.I've been watching open source projects like Linux for a long time; I've worked in IT and I've frequently come across sexism in some open source projects and in IT. All of it just combined in a way that caught my interest, so I wrote about it.IP? (Intellectual property?) I'm not sure where you're going with that comment, Lorraine.I'm not sure what to make of your last paragraph, Lorraine.
Anonymous comments are disallowed for the time being.Comments and conversation are encouraged. :-) Miserable attempts at insult, self-pity and whiny sniveling isn't. There are other blogs that specialize in, and relish, that sort of pedantry.