Selling Linux to Windows Users

Knapp magick.crow at
Tue Dec 9 19:10:46 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 7:57 PM, Derek Broughton <news at> wrote:
> Mark Haney wrote:
>> So, having a sword is better than having a gun?  I mean, the sword
>> came
>> before guns.  And I do believe there was MASS adoption of the sword.
> Not really.  A far larger percentage of Americans own guns than would
> have ever owned swords in any civilization, and that's probably true of
> the world in general.  The sword was rarely even the military weapon of
> choice.
> --
> derek

A sword in any culture takes a lot of skill to use well and live
against other weapons including a sword thus it is often a symbol of

History as I remember it. MS did not take over from Commodore and
Apple, IBM did. IBM ran MS 3.1, if I remember right. I did not use a
PC, I used and IBM PC. People took to IBM computers because it was
marketed as a "business" computer not some little weak thing that
plays game. Funny thing is that game computers are stronger computers
than business ones but the average Joe bought the line and IBM cleaned
up with MS riding their coattails.

Douglas E Knapp

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