[lug] a belly laugh from Windows magazine

Ken Kinder ken at kenkinder.com
Fri Dec 29 11:33:13 MST 2000

So WINDOWS magazine didn't give Linux a good rap? I'm shocked.

Maybe the editor wants job security.

On Fri, Dec 29, 2000 at 10:03:57AM -0700, Calvin Dodge wrote:
> I got an unintentional chuckle upon reading Windows Magazine's "Best and Worst
> of 2000" list - specifically their take on Linux
> (http://www.winmag.com/specreps/feats/2000/lookback/05.htm).  Would you care to
> guess their opinion of Linux?  They love it - NOT!
> But the belly laugh was provided by the following line on that page:
> > If Microsoft fails to respond to specific bugs in a timely fashion, the best way to
> > solve that is not to desert it for another product, but to keep a firm and resolute
> > pressure on it until it does so.
> In other words, keep waiting (and waiting and waiting) for Microsoft to fix the
> product, and if they don't ... well ... you can always find another line of
> business (like the Speed Ferret folks, who hit a brick wall in trying to adapt
> their product to Access 2000).
> (Even my boss laughed - derisively - at that quote, and he makes a living
> selling software which works only with Microsoft Office)
> Calvin
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> Calvin Dodge
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Ken Kinder

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