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Calm down dears, it’s only an operating system

When you write about technology, you get used to a certain amount of hate mail: god forbid you should say anything bad about Apple, or PlayStations, or… you get the idea. However, this report in The Inquirer is particularly pathetic: an analyst writes a report suggesting that in some respects Windows Server is as good as Linux, so Linux fans go ape – and some of them call her at home, late at night, to express their displeasure.

The analyst describes these people as “nut jobs” and “an extremist fringe of Linux loonies”; naturally, she’s understating things.