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Flame Wars...

Last time I remembered being involved in a flame war was... Well... A couple of years ago on the PLUG Mailing List (archives here) When I asked the following questions:

- have you used Windows? did you like it? why? why not?
- (assuming that you do use linux) what linux distribution do you use?
- what are the things you see in linux that are not found in Windows? if
any, what are the things in Windows that you don't see in linux?
- what are the things in Windows that you would want to see in linux?
- why do you think Windows users aren't switching over to linux by now?

And the flame war starts there. If you follow the link, you might want to see what people had to say about the answers. Since then, I have vowed to debate online merely with technical matters, and in cases of opinion, I would try my best not to put emotion into the post and use politically correct posts as much as possible.

Obviously, I fail at times. And sometime before, I've had a discussion with a particular fellow in the Computer Science Mailing List on Object Oriented Programming. Not a flame war, but it was quite an informative discussion.

I seem to get into these "wars" quite often, and I usually try to step back, and look what the heck happened. Thanks to the archives, we can all relive the glory days of once Zealot users of Linux and Open Source.

I hope I don't get into one again soon... :)

CHill...

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