Windows, Linux, The Debate: which is best?

Sasha Tsykin stsykin at gmail.com
Wed Jan 18 12:40:16 UTC 2006


Billy Verreynne (JW) wrote:

>Sasha Tsykin wrote:
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>>>Like communism and socialism, a great idea. Working together for The
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>>>Greater Good. Like communism and socialism it will fail most
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>misrably.
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>>>Never mind the definition and content/substance of the greater good.
>>>Some simply does not give a damn about that which the bleeding
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>hearts
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>>>and artists call The Greater Good.
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>>>This argument of Windows vs. Linux will simply degrade into Linux
>>>distro vs. Linux distro.
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>>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.
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>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.
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>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.
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Just because there's is money beind it, does not mean it will not end up 
for the "greater good." I merely listed that as a reason wy it will not 
fail. Although I agree with you about the standards thing, that is 
clearly problematic.

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>>Secondly, have you heard of a kibbutz? It's a socialist collective
>>in Israel.
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>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.
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I happen to have friends that grew up on a kibbutz and left, and others 
who went to live there. I will excuse you for that comment, because you 
are clearly ignorant, but please look up your facts before you make a 
post. How does a Kibbuts fail? It does not demand conformity, as you 
seem to believe. It embraces diversity AND working for the greater good. 
It's a pity if you're too cynical to believe that.

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>Billy
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