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No, Kier, like OSDisc.com which was the issue being discussed. But not in the case of OSDisc.com, Kier. They are just preying on the unfortunate, making a fair bit of money from the...
Interesting take because I'm still first and foremost a Windows user and considering that this is how I've made my living since 1992 I don't see that changing anytime soon.
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On Thu, 23 Jun 2005 07:16:04 -0700, lqualig Interesting. I worked for DOD for 30 years, doing scientific software support and development. Since the early 90's that was done on Unix and...
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On Fri, 24 Jun 2005 13:02:35 +0000, billwg OSDisc.com was never mentioned. They don't have to. It...
I don't see computers-OS's as this all-or-nothing proposition. Even religious and political extremests are not this divisive over issues. I don't believe that because you use an OS you must make one of the following two choices:
#1 - You believe that Linux is great, has achieved perfection and that Microshaft has never done anything right and is the cause of all world problems.
#2 - Bill Gates and Microsoft are the best thing ever and the entire world owes them everything because Linux is just crappy beta slopware.
Believe it or not I think that there is a huge amount of realism somewhere in the middle of these two choices. People have called me biased and I've admitted having a Windows bias. It's what puts food on the table at my house and it's what I know best. But because I 'favor' a particular OS doesn't mean that I'm blind to the problems it has or that I can't acknowledge the merits of other operating systems.
The willingness to learn more about something that I'm not familiar with does not make me a traitor. If that's how you see it then you are certainly enbreastled to your opinion. If I don't learn anything at all then I'm out twenty-bucks. If I happen to learn something new or get to see a problem-solution from a different perspective then it will make me a better software-engineer. To me that's a good thing.