Microsofts new way of bashing Linux

Alexander Jacob Tsykin stsykin at
Sat Jun 17 11:18:44 BST 2006

On Friday 16 June 2006 20:39, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> Michael,
> You are a troll. And a disingenuous one at that because you want the
> benefits of Linux without contributing back.
> You have the skills to evaluate sound on Linux (you worked for many
> years in telephony). You have the skills to fix/improve it (you have
> many years coding experience). You have the existing code (it's on
> the install CD or on the net). You have all the coding tools (they
> are on the install CD or on the net).
> Linux is a co-operative effort by a world-wide group of programmers
> and users. We each use what is already there, improve it, and give
> our improvements back to the pool. You haven't done this. Instead you
> frequently whine about the state of audio support in Linux ALL THE
> Time to put up or shut up my friend. Put your money where your mouth
> is.
While the rudeness is perhaps unnecessary, and certainly in violation of the 
code of conduct, the sentiment is easy to agree with. If you have the means 
to fix something, but only complain about it, then this is a major irritation 
for almost everybody else.


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