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> Defending Gnu/linux, How you will defend your choice of Linux
post May 27 2004, 01:39 AM
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I am about to jump in the 7th semester of my engineering studies(B.Tech) and from this semester companies will start coming for the campus placements.

Now my obvious choice is going to be software companies and certainly since Linux is my strong point i am going to talk about the little work i have done in Linux.

Though i have done a lot of programming on Linux(C,C++,QT,PHP,Shell Prog etc) But i can't say the same for the windows platform.So the questions they will ask is :-

1.Why software should be free??( or at least open)
2.We don't develop any free softwares,why should we take you???
3.Let's say you join our company and we assign you a project and you will be invloved in development of non-freen,non-open software!!Then why and how will you change your ideology??
4.Why so much affinity towards Linux??( though this question has been asked in this forum,but think on it from point of view of a company interview)

This is just a small list but i am sure once i start talking about Linux..I will be bombarded with such type of questions..because Profits and free software doesn't go together very well!!!

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post Jun 1 2004, 12:59 PM
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Gah, I was being serious, in my own way. happy.gif

I think some people make the entire open source movement into a religous thing... and those who don't quite understand it assume that every linux person if a zealot/fanatic. (After all, only hippies/commies use linux) XD

Those four questions seem to be like that. Words like "affinity" and "ideology" get me a little miffed. I don't worship linux, nor do I feel like using it makes me part of a cult or "family". <.<

If you were talking about your preference of a soda, wouldn't you be a little put off if someone started preaching to you about how your "ideology" was wrong, and how this "affinity" with a particular soda made you strange? Or how one soda was better than another, and that you had to be stupid to, say, prefer Coke over Pepsi? (Coke has more than 10 calories more than Pepsi, fool! I bet they make it out of babies! What, do you hate freedom?)

A computer-guy I used to look up to once said, in response to me asking what OS he prefered: "All operating systems are monsters."

I belive this to be true. In the end, all operating systems will give you problems. Even if you come to enjoy using one over all the others, they will still come a time when using that OS will screw you over. =P

Just my 2 cents...

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