Robert Pogson

One man, closing all the windows.

Information Technology is a Dog-fight


Information Technology is a Dog-fight

Ever seen dogs fight? After the barking and snarling has proven ineffective, they go all out manoeuvring for position to get their fangs into the throat of the opponent. Information Technology is like that. M$ knows no limits legal or moral in its attempt to enslave all IT. FLOSS and GNU/Linux have moral limits but their standards permit much greater flexibility and speed for the fight.

For years now GNU/Linux has been winning against M$ with huge roll-outs, avoiding waves of malware and lock-in. Extremely rapid development not only of software but new ways of using the latest hardware allow GNU/Linux to rapidly adapt to changes in the market for IT and to counter M$’s machinations. M$ just cannot compete with that. No single corporation can. M$ enlists all kinds of “partners” to increase its weight but M$ being the bottleneck that it is prevents them from winning ultimately. GNU/Linux is like a modern jet-fighter slicing through a flock of bats. Night or day, GNU/Linux wins the day.

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