On Fri, Sep 02, 2005 at 12:02:28AM +0100, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> On Thursday 01 September 2005 20:57, Colm MacCarthaigh wrote:
> > On Thu, Sep 01, 2005 at 08:42:31PM +0100, Simon Kenyon wrote:
> > > we all like linux and (i assume)
> > We all use Linux. Liking it is a whole other ballgame.
>> why would you use it if you don't like it?
because it is more stable.
because it is open-source and not proprietary-lock-in.
because it just works.
because there is more to recommending an operating system, especially for
commercial use, than just happening to like it.
I happen to like BeOS but you wouldn't catch me using it instead of a linux
box because Linux is more stable, has far better support and is open
> more to the point, why would you be subscribed to a mailing list about linux
> if you don't like it.
Again there is more reasons for being subscribed to the Irish Linux Users
Group's mailing list than having an emotional attachment to the operating
Perhaps you should have qualified what you meant by the word 'like'.
> > > don't like microsoft.
> > That's got nothing to do with using Linux.
>> people who like linux rarely like microsoft.
> well, outside this list that is usually true.
Do you subscribe to the primary school level of politics where "you don't like
the person I don't like so you are therefore my friend" too?
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