Just “Linux” without the rest, except Mono maybe
Summary: Familiar talking points promote bashing of GNU/Linux
THIS subject is not exactly new, but it is something that we never wrote about before. Vicious attacks on Richard Stallman have already come* from the “Linux” [sic] Action Show (Jupiter Broadcasting), so it is clear that the mentality over there is a little different from some.
While we see no need to produce a link to the vicious attacks on Richard Stallman and other things in GNU/Linux, surprise surprise here comes another new attack.
One of our reader asks, “just who is doing the talking?”
Here is this video of the who was giving the talk. Our reader/informant asks, “what kind of fan opens a talk with ‘Linux Sucks’, trashes 64 bit Linux (a ‘question’ from the audience), trashes Gimp, and uptalks Mono?”
Speaking of Mono, here is a new post about it:
Re-spinning famous quotes: Linux and Cancer.
The strange thing is, replace just one word in the quote and it makes perfect sense to me:
Mono is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual property sense to everything it touches.
On goes our reader, connecting the talk also to “Linux Hater” (of whom Novell's de Icaza is a fan):
That whole blog seems to be designed to put people off. Imagine Novell trashing their own OS on their own website. In the referenced video the first speaker talks of lets not go at this from any sort of morality or open freeness or anything like that. But from ‘Linux sucks’.
You don’t fix issues with Open Office, you report them to the developers who fix them !!
I’m very disappointing in de Icaza that he would associate with stuff like this. See the latest from linuxhaters.blogspot.com. He links to a Novell blog post about Linux being ok for ‘fun and experiments’ but not for serious professional use. A lot of I like Linux except it lacks x-feature fud. They would of course pick the the most high end intensive application they could find.
“you will have problems. I think that Linux apps will be different and will have less functionality… but you should have free time”
Then they point to a “Linux Sucks” presentation, that recommends Mono…
The problem with this kind of ‘support’ is that while it is legitimate technical criticism, it will be taken up by the astroturfers to trash the platform. As in this case being referenced on a blog referenced by Linux Hater. Well, well, well; what do you know the Novell blog references the Linux Hater blog. And now we get a classic troll of the form of appealing to authority. As in you can believe my credentials but not me. As even me wouldn’t believe me.
“I’m a professional video editor… I would never try to use linux for professional video editing. There are two reasons for this”
“Apparently Linux is bad at some video and audio tasks”
This type of trashing is already being picked up by Internet publications like ECT, for example, which has just come up with the headline “Does Linux Suck?” These insulting headlines are being defended by self-procolaimed “Linux people” who trash the platform. █
* We would rather not link to examples, but they are easy to find. Ridiculing the very same person who is the genesis of what their show is about is a step too far. In fact, these people are some of the most offensive anti-Free software broadcasters I’ve come across recently and they also promote Novell/SUSE. That’s why I decided never to link them and their show, although I may have done this before.