If Ralph Nader were comparing cars to OS's I think that we would both agree that
the Microsoft offering equates to the Corvair (sp?), "unsafe at any speed".

But back to your point, Linus deserves nothing, because he made his kernel OSS,
but Mr. G deserves 60 Billion (on paper) for raping and pillaging?

jt wrote:
> James,
> Sure...  If he did something worthy of a Nobel prize...
> But the prize for developing a good OS goes to Rochester, IMV...  (In spite
> of my harping on areas of weakness.)
> Linus DID have a good idea, which was a free *nix...  But he's leveraged
> that idea WAY beyond all proportion of the value of the original idea.  He
> got caught up in his own hype, IMHO...
> Last I heard, ALL changes to Linux go through him.  That's pretty poor, IMV,
> but that's always the way it's been in the Linux world, so is the CW...
> That's just one symptom of what I'm talking about.
> Let me clear up one thing about my previous post...  If I was IBM, I'd
> donate the $40M software, too.  Linux has the best "game" in town, as far as
> going up against MicroHard...  But almost all the hype around Linux, and
> Linus and ESR personally, is due to their ability to wage a "religious war"
> against M$...  That has been my observation, anyway...
> The OS itself, was just recently exhanced (in 2.4 IIRC) to have DB
> journaling.  This was heralded as another GREAT LINUX ADVANCEMENT...  This
> is the kind of hype I have a hard time stomaching.  But there's no real
> evaluation of OS vs. OS in this industry, much...  That's my gripe, more
> than having anything against Linus and ESR...  They ARE masters at what they
> do.. which is marketing...  (As opposed to writing an OS, or profound
> thinking, as is the CW on these two...  Again, JMHO.)
> jt
> | -----Original Message-----
> | From: midrange-l-admin@midrange.com
> | [mailto:midrange-l-admin@midrange.com]On Behalf Of James W. Kilgore
> | Sent: Friday, December 28, 2001 5:31 PM
> | To: midrange-l@midrange.com
> | Subject: Re: Changed to: Interactive Tax
> |
> |
> | jt,
> |
> | Would you be so willing to begrudge Linus his due, for his work,
> | if the money
> | was the result of a Noble prize?
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