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RE: arrogance toward customers
I am an advocate of Linux, but I don't really care who has the
of advocates. I am proud of the fact that there are Linux User
Groups all over
the world, and that has been accomplished without any
By the way, what are the numbers for worldwide NT boxes in use?
I don't know, not being a marketing type. But I figure it must be a lot
since Microsoft has this monopoly thing going. :-)
That's not bad for a free, cooperative effort among geeks of the
I would think that MS and MS supporters, even if they don't care
technically, would have to admire the social aspects of its
speaks well for the willingness to compromise and cooperate of
Not bad at all. I have nothing against Linux. I have a friend who was
a heavy contributer to the early efforts. I thought the whole thing was
pretty cool. It just so happens that my job involves a lot of Microsoft
stuff so therefore I have an interest in these current events. I'm a
software developer, so my respect goes to good technical efforts. I am
just as impressed by all the good, hard work that went into Microsoft's
operating systems as I am by all the work that went into Linux. I'm
sure Microsoft's developers had to cooperate and compromise, too.
Microsoft employs some darn good talent that has earned my respect.
I hope you and others don't assume that those of us who are not against
Microsoft, are against everything else. With Microsoft's success, it
comes as no surprise to anyone that they have their detractors. It
should also be no surprise that Microsoft has a lot of supporters. And,
that those supporters can be just as independent in their opinions as
the detractors. I don't assume that people objecting to Microsoft's
size and success are really "plants" from other software companies. I
certainly have not made it my purpose in life to oppose OS/2, Netware,
MacOS, UNIX, or anything else (heck, I still have a working Apple ][+).
I'm not making any assumptions about anyone else involved here, and
hopefully everyone else will do the same.