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4 comments

M$ Update to Blame? (0, Flamebait)

twitter (104583) | more than 6 years ago | (#20256123)

Some are now speculating [sci-tech-today.com] that the second biggest Patch Tuesday of 2007 [slashdot.org] is to blame for the Skype outage. Could it be? What do all of these things have in common?

Do we add Skype to the list?

How to advocate free software (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20256937)

twitter [slashdot.org] , please read this carefully. Following this advice will make Slashdot a better place for everyone, including yourself.

  • As a representative of the Linux community, participate in mailing list and newsgroup discussions in a professional manner. Refrain from name-calling and use of vulgar language. Consider yourself a member of a virtual corporation with Mr. Torvalds as your Chief Executive Officer. Your words will either enhance or degrade the image the reader has of the Linux community.
  • Avoid hyperbole and unsubstantiated claims at all costs. It's unprofessional and will result in unproductive discussions.
  • A thoughtful, well-reasoned response to a posting will not only provide insight for your readers, but will also increase their respect for your knowledge and abilities.
  • Always remember that if you insult or are disrespectful to someone, their negative experience may be shared with many others. If you do offend someone, please try to make amends.
  • Focus on what Linux has to offer. There is no need to bash the competition. Linux is a good, solid product that stands on its own.
  • Respect the use of other operating systems. While Linux is a wonderful platform, it does not meet everyone's needs.
  • Refer to another product by its proper name. There's nothing to be gained by attempting to ridicule a company or its products by using "creative spelling". If we expect respect for Linux, we must respect other products.
  • Give credit where credit is due. Linux is just the kernel. Without the efforts of people involved with the GNU project , MIT, Berkeley and others too numerous to mention, the Linux kernel would not be very useful to most people.
  • Don't insist that Linux is the only answer for a particular application. Just as the Linux community cherishes the freedom that Linux provides them, Linux only solutions would deprive others of their freedom.
  • There will be cases where Linux is not the answer. Be the first to recognize this and offer another solution.

From http://www.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/docs/HOWTO/Advoca cy [ibiblio.org]

Re:M$ Update to Blame? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#20257195)

Re:M$ Update to Blame? (0, Troll)

twitter (104583) | more than 6 years ago | (#20257867)

[An AC sends an image of angry 4 year old flipping off the world]. Cute kid but she's got your M$ attitude. Show me a picture of your postman, and I'll match her eyes for you.

Here's an image for you. It's what M$'s bad attitude and sabotage is doing to them. Vista is a failure [bayimg.com] , read all about it [slashdot.org] .

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