Considering Linux? You had better Look at Who/What Is Supporting it.
From: Peter Lee (plee4569_at_yahoo.com)
Date: 29 May 2005 12:55:33 -0700
The biggest problem with using Linux is that the support structure is
terrible. Most distribution's if purchased, not copied, come with basic
install support at basic video resolution and little, if any,
For applications support you are dependent upon the Linux community at
large and there in lies the problem.
If you feel like being called an idiot, harassed for top posting, or
going into groups where people purposely put code at the beginning of
their messages that will screw up Outlook, then maybe Linux is for you.
Take a look at any Linux support group and you will see all of these in
addition to the numerous posts calling everyone and his father a troll
simply because the person posted a message asking for help with a
problem he is having with Linux.
There is a guy in alt.os.linux.suse (houghi) who goes ape shit whenever
a person top posts. There is another, mjt, who is a nasty person and
considering his signature is nothing but an advertiesment for his
outdated books, should be nicer.
Then we have comp.os.linux.advocacy, where many of the people working
the Linux support desks hang out.
JESUS CHRIST, that has to be the cesspit of the internet.
These people are embedding virus's in their messages to confound and
infect Windows users.
It's almost like some kind of a cult or something. Get out the Koolaid!
Add to that the fact they lie about everything negative to Linux and
the entire affair is more than enough reason to NOT use Linux.
I looked at Linux a couple of months ago and based upon what I saw
going on in the newsgroups I decided against moving my companies 5
servers to Linux.
I am not able to pay the extortion rates that Redhat/Suse charge for
full support, and the same can be said for Microsoft, but at least with
Windows I have had excellent results with MS support online and the
Windows community who as a rule tend to be very helpful and MUCH LESS
condescending than the elite Linux community.
So I say, take a good look under the rug and see where you will be
going for Linux support and decide for yourself.
I and several of my colleagues did and Linux was not even considered
after seeing the way the community behaves.