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"The World Doesn't Have to Suffer Through Poor Software," Says Robertson

"The World Doesn't Have to Suffer Through Poor Software," Says Robertson

No one says it quote like Michael Robertson:

"It's a sad time when people are afraid of their own computers, but that's where Microsoft Windows users are at currently," he writes in his latest weekly effusion from the Lindows Inc. worldwide headquarters in San Diego, CA.

"It's reminiscent of Hal from Space Odyssey," Robertson continues. "Computer owners fear that if they launch the wrong program, visit a 'bad' Web site or simply view an e-mail, they will trigger an unstoppable torrent of e-mails and virus spewing from their computer."

He goes on to a recount personal experience: 

"I was in the SIPphone offices the other day to test some new SIP software on a Microsoft Windows XP box. I spent half of my time closing unwanted popups, which bombarded the screen. All the while, this very new computer (less then a week old) was operating very slowly. Later on, we discovered that this computer had virus issues. I'm not sure how people running Microsoft computers get their work done, since they need to be constantly vigilant about installing software patches and updating virus software."

The answer, Robertson asserts is simple: "switch to a desktop Linux machine."

"By abandoning Microsoft Windows XP," he says, "you can get back to using your computer as a tool to get work done in your business or in your home. Many Lindows employees spend their weekends installing Linspire for their neighbors and friends who are desperate to be rid of the virus nightmare which seems to have no end."

"My message," concludes Robertson, "is that the world doesn't have to suffer through poor software which invites hackers, like Microsoft Outlook. Desktop Linux is a viable alternative."

Of course, he cannot resist mentioning one Linux desktop in particular:

"If you know someone who fears using their computer or is disgusted with viruses help them out, buy them a copy of Linspire."

But then who could blame him for mixing a little business with his message to the virus-afflicted world?

 

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