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Old 11-24-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
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Wink Windows Bashin links here plz


can someone point me to a really good Wondows Bashing site/thread so i can convert all my friends to linux, hehe TIA

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Old 11-24-2003, 11:53 AM   #2
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Dude, isn't there a thred on this already?

Don't convert people. You shouldn't have to "sell" linux. State the facts and let them decide. A lot of people won't convert untill the gaming issue is fixed. I had to reinstall XP this weekend so I could play bf1942. It sucks, but I enjoy the game.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:42 PM   #3
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the penguin tells me i must promote linux.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 01:48 PM   #4
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Microsoft's dark secrets
Linux Advocacy / Getting (and Staying) Involved

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Old 11-24-2003, 07:16 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by fancypiper
Microsoft's dark secrets
My poor innocent eyes. How could you post such language on a respectable forum like this. If will excuse me I am now going to go and have counseling for this mental ordeal you have put me through .
 
Old 11-24-2003, 07:42 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Lostman
Dude, isn't there a thred on this already?

Don't convert people. You shouldn't have to "sell" linux. State the facts and let them decide. A lot of people won't convert untill the gaming issue is fixed. I had to reinstall XP this weekend so I could play bf1942. It sucks, but I enjoy the game.
I agree, or at least don't disagree - you have to be careful how you promote Linux. A lot of people - and not just microsoft lackey nitwits like that Enderle guy (who doesn't count as he'd be that way no matter what) - are put off by 'Linux zealots'. Windows-bashing is probably not the way to go. Most of us here happily bash Windows all day long but we're preaching to the choir. A lot of Windows users are just going to feel insulted if you trash Windows, since that's what they use, and it sets things up in an antagonistic way - they're likely to feel bullied or likely to get defensive and fight back, clinging to Windows more strongly. I mean, ob Kenobi reference (obi Kenobi reference?): some people 'with weak minds are easily swayed by the Source' but most aren't. If conversion is your game, better to just make a really sweet desktop and fire up some cool apps, maybe run xnest and show 'em KDE and Gnome at the same time. Ooh aah. So they think, 'Man, that's cool. I want that. And it's free?? So I could *get* that.' Carrots rather than sticks.

I think some of the coolest things are having 6 terminals plus X and tab completion and history recall and suff like that, but that doesn't tend to impress most folks. But I'm not a real Linux missionary, anyway.
 
Old 11-24-2003, 07:42 PM   #7
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Hmmm.. Had an eye exam lately?
 
Old 11-24-2003, 08:41 PM   #8
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Well..... not exactly Windows bashing, more an eye opener? and an interesting read ........

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...31121013756776

enjoy..
 
  


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