[Dclug] [DC LoCo] Fwd: Fwd: Random Hacks of Kindness Invitation
kevin at pheared.net
Wed Jul 21 08:41:27 EDT 2010
On Tue, Jul 20, 2010 at 1:12 PM, James Ewing Cottrell 3rd
<JECottrell3 at comcast.net> wrote:
> On 5/25/2010 10:27 AM, Kevin Dwyer wrote:
>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 10:18 AM, Gerald.K.Williams at verizon.net
>> <gkwms at gwyn.tux.org> wrote:
>>> On Tue, May 25, 2010 at 08:11:39AM -0400, Daniel Chen wrote:
>>>> Surely protocol is not to read malice into intent where there is none?
>>> While the Cons seem to be claiming vendor neutral,
>>> and the cause good, the history of M$
>>> can't be lost on the readership???
>> The readership may have stopped using dollar signs in Microsoft's name
>> some time ago.
>> I personally don't see the class struggle any more. Microsoft has
>> been made impotent for some time; if you can't capitalize in that
>> climate then you never will.
> Sorry to post on this Way Late. M$ may have been rendered "impotent" for
> awhile now, but their influence still lingers on. Funny how the shortest day
> in Winter is seldom the Coldest one.
> In many shops, it's almost impossible to get a Linux Desktop due to the
> policies that were put in place long ago.
> Most of us don't "capitalize" on anything. The World is run by Businessmen.
I can't tell if you're trolling me by writing "M$," since you're the
one who has demonstrated Many Years Of Wisdom, and who Doesn't Like To
Be Lectured, vis-a-vis another recent thread. :-)
I've been professionally developing software from a Linux desktop for
the past 6 years. This company at least sees the obvious value in a
Linux desktop for their developers. I monitored and tested the
security of a corporate network at an ISP for 4 years before that, all
from behind a Linux desktop. It happens to be the best tool for my
If we were writing iPhone apps I would imagine we would be using Apple
computers. If we were writing Windows desktop software, I would be
utterly shocked if we were not working on Windows computers. If
policy says you must use an operating system that is not a reasonable
technical choice, then policy at that organization is fubared and the
solution is to leave.
It was suggested that Microsoft would be up to no good by supporting
Random Hacks of Kindness. I am suggesting that this kind of thinking
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