[rescue] Divide and conquer

Collin Baillie tifkat at no1.com.au
Wed Jul 23 18:13:23 CDT 2003

> > >Why?  Simple.  Because the Unix "community" is self-dividing.
> > >
> > >I wish I was joking.
> >
> > I presume that you are talking about the SCO crap--sending
> > license notices to commercial customers of Linux (and
> > "indemnifying" Linus Torvalds--how nice of them)?
> Actually, no, I was talking about the way many *nix users sneer at other
> *nix users for using the "wrong" *nix or the "wrong" hardware platform.
> "HP-SUX, piece of crap", "LinSux is garbage, get a real Unix", "Get
> rid of that Slowaris shit", etc.

*steps into the fray*

Interestingly, Eric Raymond goes into much details about the in-fighting
that has happened in the Unix camp in his upcoming release "The Art of Unix

I'm reading it online at http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/taoup/html/ and
so far I've found it thoroughly enjoyable.


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