Gus Talks Tough On Linux
Gus is a man of
many words, and in this candid interview he hasn't changed his
tone or verboseness. We approached Gus in his favorite "thinking"
place, Really Deep Creek Lake, to ask him where his thoughts are
ReallyLinux: Gus what is your take on the Linux
Gus: Phooey! That's
right, it's Phooey! That guy from Microsoft put it good when he
sat up and said something about Linux being for small fry.
RL: How do you
see the latest reports about Linux growing over 38% share of the
OS Server market?
Gus: Frankly that's a load of tripe. It's about
as slimy a number as this here dead fish I'm holding. [holds
up a rancid fish in his hand] Truth is that Microsoft still
kicks ass in the server market, and although Microsoft servers
are a boat load more expensive, they get the job done well.
RL: Do you see
Linux's relatively low price as a reason for its success in
penetrating the server market?
Gus: You startin'
to give me the willies! NO way is Linux succeeding, because it is
what it is - cheap! You get what you pay for and in my case I
much prefer paying the cost of Microsoft Server 2003
for around $799. I saw one of those Linuxes for
something crazy like for FREE on the internet! I'm guessing I'm
going to get what I pay for and if I pay almost nothing, I am
going to get as much.
RL: How do you
account for the large and growing market share of Linux?
Them marketers of Linux are using big money and hype to push this
on to poor defenseless folks who don't know better. After all
think about it this way, Microsoft is a name I know and I'm
willing to pay a lot for that name.
RL: I'm curious
how you decipher this since Linux is not a product owned by a
specific company? What are your thoughts about the latest
benchmark test showing Linux servers compete head to head?
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Gus: You keep
talking like that and I'm going to slap this fish up side your
head! [makes an aggressive gesture with the dead fish he's still
holding] Now let's stop blabbering about Linux and get fishing!
Gus Talks Even Tougher: Part II
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