“Im a hardcore Linux user!” – “Oh hang on, Im an MVP!”

If youre an MVP who's going to claim to be a "hardcore linux user" its probably best not to link to your own site in your profile.  Has Hemanth just had a DOH moment?  Ill let you decide.
If youre an MVP who's going to claim to be a "hardcore linux user" its probably best not to link to your own site in your profile. Has Hemanth just had a DOH moment? Ill let you decide.

Over on Microsoft Watch Ive been having discussions about the MS faithful, heres another example of a questionable poster that I found recently.  I have many on my books, some of which I have amassed a considerable of information and supporting evidence on.  This chap is one of the obvious ones, who hasnt considered even the most basic rule, if you are going to link to your site make sure it doesnt seem to conflict with what you post!  Since hes not really of interest, I thought Id give you all a quick article on him.

Ladies and Gentlemen meet Hemanth.  He popped up on Neosmart on a thread about gaming and the Windows platform(and about its decline) . http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-isnt-for-gamers-anymore/

where he says:

“Wow, not so hard on them mate.🙂 I never find any pleasure in playing games in linux, even though I’m a hardcore linux user.

I must say vista & DX10 was a disappointment for me and that’s why i’m sticking with Windows XP for those juicy games like NFS.But with Windows 7 it should, it must change.”

For clarity the “no so hard on them” I believe refers to a post which was critical of Microsoft.

This was strange because certainly with the few games Ive tried either with a Linux port or through Wine, Ive been very impressed and usually with better results than when run through Windows.  So lets look at our “hardcore linux user” for a minute.  Our first port of call….his website:http://www.hemanth.in/

And after 5 seconds of scanning his site, we can leave this article here.  The personal description of him says:

I’m Hemanth, from Kerala,India. I’m a software engineer by profession ( Advanced Windows Installer or MSI technologies) and a webmaster of a number of websites.

I’m a Microsoft’s Most Valuable Professional (MVP) awardee in 2007 & 2008, for my contributions in the computer end-user support forums and newsgroups.

and really another example of why you should always question a pro MS comment.  A “hardcore Linux user” who happens to be a MVP?

Ill leave you to your own conclusions, but also consider this.  Hemanth claims to have 4 other sites.  “techtalkz.com”, “Linuxtalkz.com”,”gametalkz.com” and “codingforum.org”

Ill give you one guess as to which of the above is registered but “inactive”

Yep, Linuxtalkz.com  A surprise?  Not to me.  Maybe you will think differently.

Goblin – bytes4free@googlemail.com

7 Comments Add yours

  1. eksith says:

    By definition, an MVP must spend a substantial amount of time programming.
    To win an award for being above other MVPs, we can safely agree that this must constitute the majority on the Windows platform.
    I.E. A hardcore Windows user.

    To be a “hardcore user” on both platforms, and to win an award on one, the MVP is the best programmer on Earth.

    OR…

    This is a simple problem of probability :

    If Programmer X spends Y hours developing on Windows.
    And spends K hours developing on Linux…

    Y hours should be substantially greater than K hours by virtue of the above award winning MVP prerequisite.

    I.E. Just as you can’t drive two cars at once, you cannot be a hardcore Linux user and award winning MVP at the same time. MVP status is given to those who are on top of current technologies for the platform and produce quality work.

    Unless his definition of “hardcore user” on Linux constitutes the ability to use sudo, I think the inactive account speaks for itself.

  2. Ralph says:

    On some other site which I won’t mention…(Vista Blorge) there is a frequent poster who says he uses Linux and then goes on to put it down….kinda wondering if that is the new Redmond Game Plan. Pose as a Linux user…then go on to trash it .

  3. chips b malroy says:

    Ralph says:
    “On some other site which I won’t mention…(Vista Blorge) there is a frequent poster who says he uses Linux and then goes on to put it down….kinda wondering if that is the new Redmond Game Plan. Pose as a Linux user…then go on to trash it.”
    ———————————————————
    How many times have we seen this strategy before from the M$ shills at MSWatch? Usually they pretend to be Solaris or SUSE users. The fact is that many of the Microsoft MVP’s also are some of its biggest $hills out there, not all, but a lot of them. Just look at some of the MVP’s that Andre hangs out with, Joe Obeto, and MVP that runs sites that are most likely funded with, and by, the same company that does “just the fact” sites. The question is, does the V (for value) in MVP stand for the spreading of FUD as the thing that M$ values most?

  4. openbytes says:

    Andre’s a great “pot of honey” the flys will always be near him. For that reason alone Andres Twitter and blog are invaluable.

    I keep an eye on a few other select accounts who lead me to some serious shillers. The only reason I dont mind mentioning Andres Twitter is that I dont believe he is very important in the grand scheme of things.

    That cannot be said about the others I watch!

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