Windows, Linux, The Debate: which is best?

Billy Verreynne (JW) VerreyB at telkom.co.za
Wed Jan 18 08:44:30 UTC 2006


Sasha Tsykin wrote:

>>Like communism and socialism, a great idea. Working together for The

>>Greater Good. Like communism and socialism it will fail most
misrably.
>>Never mind the definition and content/substance of the greater good.
>>Some simply does not give a damn about that which the bleeding
hearts
>>and artists call The Greater Good.
>>
>>This argument of Windows vs. Linux will simply degrade into Linux
>>distro vs. Linux distro.
> 
>
>Firstly, I disagree, because linux has major commercial backing
>(eg. IBM), and these companies expect to gain from it, not just
>to invest for nothing. It is a very capitalist phenomenon now,
>even if it started otherwise, and no longer has much in common
>in socialism or communism.

You mean you agree with me as that is exactly what I'm saying.
Thinking that the Linux community will pull together for "The Greater
Good" is flawed as communism is flawed.

Companies like Red Hat, Novell, IBM and others do not sell and support
Linux for "The Greater Good". They do it because of commercialism.
Making money. Which means punting and pushing and shoving -their-
distro's and -their- standards (e.g. RMP vs APT, KDE vs Gnome) for
Linux.

>Secondly, have you heard of a kibbutz? It's a socialist collective
>in Israel.

As for a kibbutz. It only works for like minded people or children
that has been raised to believe in that way of living. A great idea..
But one that fails as the fundamental rule is that all man are
different. Physically, mentally, intellectually and spiritually.

--
Billy

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