[ubuntu-us-ut] How to *NOT* sell Linux

Larry Hedrick lhedrick at mountaindogs.net
Fri Sep 11 01:16:11 BST 2009

I have to agree with this article.  While I hate windows (I am now out  
of the software business because of it) and have worked with linux and  
UNIX for over 20 years.  It is just not mainstream.  Active directory/ 
windows server (IE the virus of the day) has slammed the door on us.   
One look at a windows session with RDP to a windows server running  
quickbooks and linux is out and commercial operations are going to  
MS.  Spare me all the words about how much Linux is out there.   
Windows server/active directory/SQL server are pervasive.  Don't throw  
rocks at me I'm just the messenger.  Think I am wrong then look at MS  
revenue 50,000,000,000.00 in revenue is a fact.    Remember I hate it  
too and refuse to work on it!  SUN, Novell, they are both dead.  If  
you can make your living on Linux, that's great and I am happy for you  
but the bulk of IS pros are stuck on windows.  Re-image the client  
every 3 months.  What a joke but, it's a 50 billion dollar joke.  So,  
who's laughing at who?

There is a lot which needs to happen and Geeks just will not listen.    
Vi the /etc/config/upsidedown file is not cutting it.

Being faced with working on windows networks I called it quits.  There  
are just not enough UNIX/Linux jobs out there and I am tired of trying  
to convince Geeks to face the issues of real users.  I couldn't even  
get non-profit groups to use it.  They would rather use illegal  
windows installations and I would not support that.

Please don't take offense to this but, try to think like a non-IS  
person and a business person who needs to hire support people.


On Sep 10, 2009, at 5:49 PM, Will Smith wrote:

> I don't think Charles is trying to stop it.
> He is passing on a letter written by someone else on their blog.
> It is a good thing for all of us to keep in mind.
> Will--
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 3:59 PM, Christian Horne <blendmaster1024 at gmail.com 
> > wrote:
> maybe that's true, but why did you think this was the place to stop  
> it?
> On 9/10/09, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> > Dear Linux Geeks:
> >
> > You drive me crazy.
> >
> > Though I am being facetious, I am also being practical. Please don’t
> > write me and tell me how great Linux is, why I should run it, and  
> why
> > it is libertarian, just because I published this article on PC vs  
> Mac.
> > Fact is, every single time I have ever mentioned something about  
> Mac or
> > PCs or NetBooks, in a blog post or article, because I thought it  
> was an
> > interesting point, Linux Heads jump right on the ‘convert-her’
> > bandwagon, and so I get tons of email from Linux enthusiasts/ 
> hobbyists
> > telling me that Linux is my only means to technology heaven.
> >
> > http://www.lewrockwell.com/blog/lewrw/archives/035550.html
> >
> > The lady makes some very good points.
> >
> > --
> >
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