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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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RMS is my Hero

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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 4 2004, 10:04 PM
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this might be more suitable for another topic but I think it may have something to do with affinities and zealotry that Termina mentioned;

i happen to know one of these know-it-all mister-big-shot smarter-than-anyone Microsoft Certified bla-bla "Engineers"; once I casually mentioned that I was about to embark on a Linux adventure at home, hoping for some professional conversation and exchange of opinions; boy, I got much more than bargained for; his response was all-out stream of BS aimed at ridiculing Linux and anyone using it; he had no technical arguments against Linux (those he had was just mumbo-jumbo pseudo-IT jargon meant to confuse and impress me, nothing else) but kept lashing out and out; for the next few days he mocked me, kept asking how my pinguin was, how I liked command-line and other "funny" stuff; kept ingoring him, at the same time worked on my installation and configuration (with soo much help from you guys) and now I am a happy Fedora user that can stick it to each Windows user that "anything you can do on your PC, i can do in Linux, ha"

if this guy's behaviour was not a display of Windows zealotry and Microsoft worshippism (is that a word???), then I do not know what that was...

anyone had a similar run-in?


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