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After looking at the two paragraphs below, which I feel couldn't have been
better stated, I can't help but think that she implied some sarcasm in her
final statment (the one suggesting Microsoft is a proper company).

I like this article (right up to the end).  I can't figure out where
she's going, but she doesn't seem on the payroll to me.


The people who make the software do so for the sheer joy of it, with no
financial reward. These non-capitalists have scared the willies out of
Microsoft, which sees its Windows monopoly threatened by a competitor that
can undercut its prices to the max.

People liked Linux for its underdog and underground status. Coming from
nowhere to challenge Microsoft's dominance, the operating system seemed to
embody both the anarchic spirit of the internet and blow a raspberry to
globalisation by sidelining capitalism in favour of a new cooperative

On Sat, 8 Jun 2002, Ryan wrote:

> On Saturday 08 June 2002 07:44 pm, Christine Scobee wrote:
> > Did anyone see this article, or comment on it, and I missed it?
> > http://www.spiked-online.com/Articles/00000006D8D2.htm
> That is such a troll...
> The author has obviously never used a modern distro.
> Linux isn''t any harder to install then windows, and any fool can use the
> automated system matinace tools and GUIs.
> Any idiot can log on to a linux box and do everyday tasks using gnome.
> Also, a google search shows she's written many pro microsoft articles,
> perhaps she's on thier FUD payrool.
> > (originally printed in Financial Times on April 13th, according to the
> > footnote)
> >
> > _______________________________________________
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> > vox@lists.lugod.org
> > http://lists.lugod.org/mailman/listinfo/vox
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