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Linux and FOSS are Good, and Windows is Sucky, and the World is Mad

It has been One Of Those Weeks. I don't know why it bothered me this week more than all the other weeks, but reading all the dopey news articles about Windows malware bringing down armies and navies all over the world got to me in a big way.

What excuse is there for using inferior, insecure software in military networks? Military technicians are not "Joe Sixpacks", they are smart and trained and they know better. My guess is it's a result of the classic Microsoft tactic of targeting pointy-haired boss decision makers, and avoiding the smart people like the plague. It makes me feel like the world is even more corrupt that I thought, which is a lot. It makes me feel like humans with consciences are a dying minority breed, and that selling out for a few tickets to a hooter bar or a shiny new laptop is the norm. I could be wrong; it seems that the price for selling out an entire navy or air force should be higher. Maybe they get extended loans of the hotties at the hooter bars, and a laptop and a netbook.

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