Or: The desperation of the proprietary shill
There has been many comments recently in regards to the increase in anti-linux FUD and shill posting. We’ve seen this take so many different forms, ignoring the challenge, saying downright lies or simply being vulgar to the point of ridiculous.
Twitter is a common (and in my opinion) important place to present this type of tactic since there is a majority of “average” users who may buy into it. Forums, as the average proprietary shiller has found out, there are now more Microsoft alternative users on them to stand up to the rubbish posted by a member of the Microsoft faithful.
Let me present one from a place some of my readers may never have visited: comp.os.linux.advocacy
Meet Hadron and just like his namesake he doesn’t seem to do his job very well. Now keep in mind he is not a Linux user (or maybe he is and his purpose is to prove how weak the counter argument is?) I believe though that Hadron is on the NG (probably in many guises) to fudge and distort the message of Linux and/or alternatives to Microsoft products. If you look at the COLA stats it shows Roy (from BN) as having the most posts (which is to be expected since he certainly does have a knowledge to contribute) and then you have Hadron. 500+ posts? And what points has he made against Linux or alternatives? It seems he spends most of his time fudging out the message of others with the comments like we will read shortly.
So without further ado, please enjoy some of Hadron’s classics, but please don’t laugh. He has a job to save, but just like his namesake the LHC he doesn’t quite get the result sought. At least his posts are cleaner than the usual MS faithful comment we get, but take note of the tone. Hadron is desperate to defend something and since he can’t do it with reasoned counter, he’s happy to do it with aggression.
“ I am astonished and begin to wonder if you’d sell your own children into slavery to suck up to a clueless arse…..”
“you ARE a sycophantic little suck up”
“You don’t think anyone really pays even the tiniest bit of attention to you loonies do you?!?!?!?!?”
“No you clueless moron”
“Christ – you’re starting to suck up more than Liarmutt.”
We will end on:
“You COLA freetards crack me up.”
So there’s Hadron and his numerous Linux counters!?!?. Please keep in mind that all we are discussing is IT. Why do these people get so rude and angry? These people are supposed to be adults (but in the case of the next user, they may have other things, non IT related on their mind)
As you can see you are dealing with a poster of awesome intelligence and as always I encourage users to visit the newsgroup and see for yourselves in context. Maybe you can have your own Hadron experience? Like the other Microsoft Faithful we show here, vulgarity or rudeness is always the first port of call for a pro MS argument.
Before we finish, I’d briefly like to mention the poster “Pi**ing in the COLA Hen House” (handle censored for decency purposes) this poster is the double act for Hadron, although he seems a little disturbed with this posted on his message “it’s just your worthless ‘wet dream’ if you can still have one” Which is quite frightening when a typo (or maybe freudian slip) had him call his friend Hadron, “Hardon” :) Here’s “P***ng in A COLA Hen House” in action:
“What does Hardon have to do with this?”
“it’s just your worthless ‘wet dream’ if you can still have one”
Desperation by the MS faithful? I think so, I’d love to hear your opinions.
I urge anyone who reads this and has not tried an alternative to Microsoft products, to give it a go. Does Hadron sound like someone who has a quality counter to an alternative to Microsoft?
The beauty of this is, if you find a FOSS alternative is not suited to you then theres no harm done, it hasn’t cost you anything. Consider the alternatives to Microsoft you may already be enjoying: Firefox? OpenOffice? these are just a few of the packages you will find on your FOSS travels and whats better, no registration , no cost!
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