I dunno if I buy it yet. Just today there were a ton of stories on Linux Today about desktop Linux in one form or another:

What's behind this? Why is it such a hot topic this time? Red Hat 8.0? Sun? Lindows? Wal*Mart? I must be missing something. It's not adding up for me yet.

Posted by jzawodn at September 19, 2002 10:41 PM

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# Dan de Isaacs said:

Well, I DID go to a public school... Just because you Johnies grogged the King's English pre-IRC doesn't mean you should ignore the impact that spending several hours a day chatting is going to have on this younger generation. English is living language. Granted, it has rules, and the violations you list above piss me off to end. But I'm almost *gasp* 30. It's supposed to piss me off.

However, that is how these kids communicate. Is it appropriate for a classroom? Hell no. But all I said was that English teachers never appreciate these changes in how kids communicate. That doesn't mean I wouldn't run out of red ink if I were grading these papers.

(I've been waiting for the better part of a decade to call you a Johnnie. :P)

on September 20, 2002 03:19 AM
# Dan de Isaacs said:

Hmm. That comment doesn't belong under this entry. :D

on September 20, 2002 03:20 AM
# Dan de Isaacs said:

Ok. What I MEANT to post in response to this.

I am part of a project (head tech guy: be afraid.) to reevaluate our desktop needs and to see if Linux can be a solution for us.

Why? Because Microsoft is making too fucking expensive for a cost conscious enterprise to justify using them. On a PC that cost us $1300, it would cost us ~$700 to upgrade the OS and Office. Not a cost we wish to incur every 3 years.

It's not just hitting us in the pockets. It's hitting us in between the pockets.

Licensing. THAT is why we don't want to deal with them.

on September 20, 2002 03:41 AM
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