[linux-elitists] Virtualization

Don Marti dmarti@zgp.org
Wed Feb 23 12:15:54 PST 2005

begin  Greg KH quotation of Wed, Feb 23, 2005 at 10:17:51AM -0800:

> Oh, don't get me started about the horrible train wreck that is OSDL...

OSDL does have some non-technical uses.

1. It's a way to publicly flip off your proprietary OS
vendor so they'll start being nice to you.  Microsoft,
to give the best-known example, has a "loyal customers
pay more" policy -- runaway sheep get a visit from
a bigger cheese than would ever talk to the ninety
and nine, plus a big discount.

2. It's a face-saving way to adopt Linux without
looking foolish for not having gone Linux in
1998-2000 when the rest of the industry did.
"Linux wasn't ready for the super-demanding needs of
the wall-mounted singing rubber fish industry until
the OSDL Wall-Mounted Singing Rubber Fish Working
Group issued a Very Important White Paper."

Don Marti

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