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posted by martyb on Friday June 30 2017, @10:11AM   Printer-friendly
from the thank-you-captain-obvious dept.

Bryan Lunduke at Network World calls out what other mainstream media have been too timid, or bought out, to call out. He starts by pointing out that choosing Microsoft Windows for your organization should get you fired and that if you haven't already replaced Windows, across the board, you absolutely stink at your job.

There. Finally the topic is broached in mainstream media and a proper discussion can now start among decision makers who can arrange complete migrations to GNU/Linux, Chrome/Linux, one of the BSDs, or a combination of them.

As Microsoft security problems continue to escalate since even the pre-networked, MS-DOS days, managers and front-line grunts will find themselves increasingly culpable for selecting unviable software, such as Microsoft Windows. If they wish to pay big bucks for maintenance, there are plenty of companies around to participate in the money. Canonical, Red Hat, M:Tier are just a sampling.

[Ed. Note: I debated whether or not to run this story — in some respects it's just the Windows vs *nix argument all over again. Also, there are proprietary programs which are critical for certain industries which currently only run on Windows. On the other hand, gaining a mention like this in the more mainstream media, does that mean we are approaching an inflection point? Witness the increased displeasure with Windows 10's telemetry and the difficulty in completely blocking it. What programs do you use that are only available on Windows? What keeps you from moving to another OS? --martyb]


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  • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday June 30 2017, @11:39AM (9 children)

    by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 30 2017, @11:39AM (#533378) Journal

    Just from curiosity: who the heck is Bryan Lunduke? How much weight his word has?

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  • (Score: 4, Informative) by Fnord666 on Friday June 30 2017, @12:06PM (3 children)

    by Fnord666 (652) on Friday June 30 2017, @12:06PM (#533385) Homepage

    Just from curiosity: who the heck is Bryan Lunduke? How much weight his word has?

    From his byline:

    Bryan is a writer and works as the Social Media Marketing Manager of SUSE. On this blog, he seeks to highlight the coolest things happening in the Linux world.

    So no bias at all. Then again it is marked as an opinion piece.

    • (Score: 5, Funny) by c0lo on Friday June 30 2017, @01:03PM (2 children)

      by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 30 2017, @01:03PM (#533402) Journal

      Ah... I recalled where I encountered the name - "Pulling a Lunduke"

      Warning: this links to the green site [slashdot.org]
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      1. Last May [lunduke.com], this guy announced he would GPL his stuff once he gets $4,000 in monthly donations.
      2. Eight days later [lunduke.com], he received a total of $4,000 in one-time donations and released his code under the GPL.
      3. About a month later [lunduke.com], he discovered that one-time donations and recurring donations are not the same thing.
      4. Apparently until today, he is whining around how bad this all is and that open source is evil.

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      • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Friday June 30 2017, @03:00PM (1 child)

        by kaszz (4211) on Friday June 30 2017, @03:00PM (#533476) Journal

        discovered that one-time donations and recurring donations are not the same thing

        How clueless can people be?? *doh* ;-)
        Especially the thing about expecting recurring money transfers without any agreement.

        Btw, what is "his stuff" ?

        • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Friday June 30 2017, @09:21PM

          by c0lo (156) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 30 2017, @09:21PM (#533704) Journal

          Bryan Lunduke - clue.. not found, Retry? Abort?

          Ignore.

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  • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @12:30PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @12:30PM (#533394)

    Search for: linux sucks videos

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @12:55PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 30 2017, @12:55PM (#533400)

      Don't forget Bryan's "Windows is awesome" video.

  • (Score: 2) by canopic jug on Friday June 30 2017, @01:19PM (1 child)

    by canopic jug (3949) Subscriber Badge on Friday June 30 2017, @01:19PM (#533409) Journal

    It's news that Network World and IDG have published it. Yes, IDG which has been anti-Linux and anti-FOSS in general for ages. Maybe their publication of that position is a one-off for now, but I hope not. Either way it is in a position to get the attention of those that are used to giving and receiving a steady stream of praise for M$

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    • (Score: 2) by kaszz on Friday June 30 2017, @03:03PM

      by kaszz (4211) on Friday June 30 2017, @03:03PM (#533479) Journal

      Maybe IDG is undermined by other news sources? And this is their do-or-die?

  • (Score: 2) by captain normal on Friday June 30 2017, @05:25PM

    by captain normal (2205) on Friday June 30 2017, @05:25PM (#533570)

    And is Net Work World really mainstream media?

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