Jun 28 2009
While reading up on the latest FUD about the Mono project, this time spread by Richard Stallman himself, I stumbled over the best comment on Linux ever:
“The last Linux machine I ran was in 1994, and I hate to say it, but as much as your response was (for the most part) well-written and even-handed, it points out precisely the reason why every time I even have an inkling to take yet-another-look at Linux, I run away quickly:
All the god-damned self-righteous assholes taking what was a cute student-project of an OS and turning it into a religious movement.”
In all fairness, the Apple crowd is not any better than the Linux (or better: Freetard) crowd in this regard, so just add the words “Macs, iPhones and OS X” and that comment applies to the community around Apple products as well.
Microsoft products might suck like hell, but at least nobody is telling me that I have to follow a certain ideology in order to use them. I feel more free paying a few bucks for a product and then just use it instead of joining a community of weirdos who want to brainwash me and behave like the Holy Inquisition when they meet people who do not want to share their strange beliefs. To make this even worse, those zealots on a bashing mission usually don’t produce anything themselves and just harm their very own cause with their attitude and behavior.
You guys just make me and others hate everything Linux and Apple. You’re actually doing great work for Microsoft and the folks in Redmond are not even paying you for it.