Facebook is anti-Linux! Help change them!

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at verizon.net
Sun Sep 13 23:49:28 UTC 2009

Hal Burgiss wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 13, 2009 at 06:19:47PM -0400, Douglas Pollard wrote:
>> cut out a piece of.   WE all have a wonderful OS in Linux and free 
>> programs to run on it but I think without Microsoft and others like them 
>> we have very little going on on line, their would be a few mainframes 
>> and Linux would still be a twinkle in Linus's eye. Thank God for the 
> What a crock of horse droppings! Facebook runs on Linux. Google runs on Linux.
> The internet was built with Unix servers, not MS. Apache is the number one
> webserver in our solar system. MS could not even run hotmail on their own OS
> when they bought it. The internet was built with Unix based protocols and Unix
> servers. Without stuff like that for MS to copy, they'd have very little
> useful. Go back under that rock, dude. Read a newspaper every now and then. 
    Sorry Hal you are all wet. It's about market share and Microsoft had 
darn near all of it and if they hadn't taken it there wouldn't be any 
Linux they presented the opportunity.  If MS hadn't created the 
opportunity Linus would have not created Linux and their wouldn't be an 
apache. Windoz sold the computer to the general public at a time when 
computers cost millions. If Microsoft hadn't manufactured millions of 
computers they would still cost a million a peace.  They provided the 
opening for Linux.
     If the railroads hadn't needed steel there wouldn't have been any 
steel. All business follows a logical sequence and that sequence is 
called capitalism. That doesn't mean that Linux can't make a better 
way.  Because of a lack of marketing Linux is way behind.  Now I don't 
care if it gets any bigger or not it suits me like it is and I will 
continue toe use it in that light. The roads followed the steel rails 
and without them there wouldn't be any trucking industry.  Horses don't 
make droppings they make horse pucky. 
    My first computer was a TI 30 it had no Windowz only Doss. Microsoft 
wrote Windows and It sucked but it beat the crap out of Doss.  Grandmaw 
would have never used doss..   Linux came along years later and for a 
long time it was almost worthless for the average home computer user. I 
Know I tried it in the early years. If It hadn't of been for the Geeks 
and hackers that would have been the end of it. I think Linux saved Unix 
as it was of little use to anyone but big shops using big computers.  
They improved it so that it could be used by the average JOE.  IT is a 
fine program and I likely use it as much as you do.  I see no harm in 
admitting who was responsabel for the home computer and opening the 

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