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    Exclamation Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    Hey Guys,

    Recently while browsing YouTube I found a smear campaign against Linux that I think is really counter-productive for the community:

    his YT channel is lienucks*fails2 (take out the '*' in the middle, I put it there because I don't want search engines raising his channel in their results)

    Normally I would not think this is a big deal, however I noticed these videos appear on the front page of a few Google searches and the videos and comments by the Author contain lies and falsehoods that might make users think Linux is an inferior product in many situations where it is as good, if not better than Windows and/or Mac.

    Let me know what you think.

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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    You know what, I think: let the poor bastard be.

    Smear campaigns serve their purpose too, often in the opposite way the original smearers ment it to go.

    Same thing with the whole smear campaign Facebook allegedly made against Google.
    Eventually, it often comes back to bite the originators in the behind.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much.

    EDIT: also, every and any criticism may have some truth to it, so if there is such a truth: act on it.
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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    Let him post what he wants.

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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    omg the music...

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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    Joe Computer User watches the video. From this point on we will just call him Joe. Wow what is this Linux thing? Haha I will look it up. Hmm.. IBM, Google, Wikipedia all use it? Wow it's free? Perhaps Joe might not be convinced to try it.. However he now knows about it even in the worst case he believes it is bad.

    Any publicity is good publicity.

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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    One out of 500,000 give or take. He will get used to it and like it. What a joke huh?

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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    So, to sum it all up:

    Smear campaign, schmear campaign.
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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    Take a libertarian approach, the answer to bad speech is good speech.

    If you feel that a wrong is being committed, put up some (Better made) videos about why Linux doesn't suck, and then post them as video responses.

    If you don't want to, that's fine, don't lose any sleep over it. What this guy doesn't understand is that Bug #1 shouldn't be that Windows has a majority market share, it should be that nobody has heard of Linux.
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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    I dunno, I'd say his OO.o vs MS Excel (both on Win7) comparison was fair.

    Not that it had anythign to do with Linux.
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    Re: Linux Smear Campaign on YouTube

    Can't find anything to disagree with. His comparisons seem to be selective.

    Here's a better comparison:

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...ws_part1&num=1

    What surprises me is not that Windows 7 runs faster in many tests but that, with the billions and billions of dollars behind it, Windows 7 doesn't win in every comparison and, when it does, the margin can be negligible.

    It would also be interesting to compare Windows 7 to Linux on an older single core laptop or desktop computer: Xubuntu or Lubuntu. What? Yeah... that's my point.

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