Eric Lucas on 20 May 2005 23:11:42 -0000

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Re: [PLUG] Drexel MCS Society Debate

On Fri, May 20, 2005 at 12:59:08AM -0400, Cosmin Nicolaescu wrote:
> Congratulations on the debate! I think it went fairly ok...I felt that you
> could've been a bit more aggressive, especially since he was at times. You
> did come up with good points, and you were well prepared. As a speaker he
> seemed a lot more loose, which is normal since he does this for a living.
> He was actually at Drexel last term to give a talk about M$. If I knew it
> was him I would've warned you. I do feel like on security and install we
> could've made Linux seem better, but overall I think you did a good job.
> Thank you for volunteering to participare and doing a good job!
> -Cos

In hindsight I'll agree that I probably should have been more agressive.
It's funny that he called "FUD" on me after the first comments I made
about open source!  I believe it's a debating tactic - attack me early
to put me on the defensive.

Point taken on the security and install.  I found the install question
particularly difficult.  What can you say about something that just happens?
I believe an installation of Linux with one of the modern graphical installers
like SuSE or Red Hat is easier than a Microsoft Windows 2003 install.
I tried to be funny with the 33 MHz 486 and 20 floppies of Linux source
in my basement in 1996 - but that was true!

Thanks for the feedback

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