From: Donncha O Caoimh (donncha.ocaoimh at domain tradesignals.com)
Date: Wed 16 Feb 2000 - 12:17:44 GMT
"John P. Looney" wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 16, 2000 at 11:15:29AM +0000, Donncha O Caoimh mentioned:
> > Well, Owen did a great job in the telly last night! Even got the bit in
> > about schools!
> Hmm ? Did I miss something ?
Yup, Network 2 news did a piece on Windows 2000, although it turned into
a propoganda piece for Linux in the end. Well over half the report was
taken up with how Linux is growing into Microsofts' biggest competitor.
The announcement of the W2K release paled into he background in
comparision. Owen was asked to give a short interview about Linux and he
spoke about the Open Source bit (having the source so I can fix bugs
myself), he was asked about the difficulty of using Linux and told the
interviewer that Linux was getting easier to use all the time.
Then they showed a few screenshots from www.gnome.org in a Netscape
session. (they had to scroll around the screen to show the full Linux
I thought it was funny that they used a Mac at the start to show the
advantages of Win2K, but then they put the same stuff up for Linux so
> > Anyway, did anyone see the bit on TV3 this morning about Clinton meeting
> > security experts? huh! They were suits! Most were anyway, I only spotted
> > one guy with a long greying beard, bet he was wearing sandals too..
> Did you read www.NTK.net ? They reckon it was security experts and
> uber-hackers, that were sick of telling people about security & DOS
> vnerabilities.. :)
True, I even got a call from Una in marketing here about the DDOS .. It
made a bigger impact on her than all my forwarded emails about such and
such email viruses!
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