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    Question boycott novell sucks

    I think that boycott novell is pure garbage.

    Do anyone even relies on it's information? since it only spreads FUD and Conspiracy theory's IMHO. I wonder myself how some articles are sometimes the most digged (on Digg).

    Also this site gives bad name to the Linux comunity, giving an image that our comunity are a bunch of radicals and software "terrorists" who want to plant a Bomb on Redmond.

    Am i the only one who thinks this way about this website?
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    Re: boycott novell sucks

    Linsux.org has an ongoing vendetta against Schestowitz and his cronies at BN. Their extreme views and yellow journalism are a huge burden on the whole FOSS community.

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    Re: boycott novell sucks

    An opinion is given power in direct correlation to the atention you place on it. Best thing to do would make a point to let people know we pretend they do not exist.
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    Re: boycott novell sucks

    kinda newbie here...can anyone explain to me why some people hate novell so much? what did they do? oh and also mono?

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    Re: boycott novell sucks

    Quote Originally Posted by jonathanysp View Post
    kinda newbie here...can anyone explain to me why some people hate novell so much? what did they do? oh and also mono?
    Well, this thread is about the site "Boycott Novell" an exceedingly alarmist journalist site that has little basis for truth or facts in order to scare anyone that uses Microsoft technologies.

    Novell is looked down upon by some people by striking up a contract with Microsoft that allowed them to use certain Microsoft technologies in their linux distribution, OpenSuSE. One of those technologies is Mono, a programming language based on Microsoft's .NET framework.

    Personally, I have no qualms with Novell.

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    Re: boycott novell sucks

    Fight Fire with Fire.


    Im not bothered by them, although I have only read 2 of their articles. Mainly the one about Mono moving onto the Linux platform and how it could possibly hurt it, and some other one. The mono article had a little conspiracy, but its kinda well documented already what Microsoft's intentions in the past have been when it comes to competing technologies. Maybe you just didnt like the prose and tone of certain articles. Well, dont patronize the site, or round it out with an opposing viewpoint. Its obviously doesnt support your positions.

    For example I go to TorrentFreak. Its views are generally skewed for support for p2p. They are very much more informed about the innerworking of bt technology then comparative mainstream media.
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    # accidental double post.

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    NFBlaze made a post so nice, he posted it twice.

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    Re: boycott novell sucks

    Although I think what M$ did to Novell amounts essentially to a protection racket, I still think a lot of what "boycott novell" says is simply inaccurate as has been proven time and again.

    So, I agree with their sentiment but can't condone shoddy reporting and flat out lies that comes from that site so often.

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    Absolutely no comment......
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