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Everybody Loves Raymond

Almost every one has misconceptions about the Open Source World. “Yeah I know about Linux” they confidently say, pronouncing it as ‘Lie-Nux’. “Oh it cannot be sustained”, “Then how will programmers make money?”, “Who will support it?” they say so conclusively and dismissively in a manner that makes you think that they did years and years of research and they are handing the final judgement to the rest of the world. Antidote is Eric S Raymond’s penetrating essays. If you come across someone totally confident that GNU/Linux is a joke/fad/something-like-that, please direct them here. You can read the essays for the sheer beauty with which he constructs the arguements. ‘How To Become A Hacker’ is one of my all time favorite creations of his’.

1 comment
phoe6 wrote on Jul 26, 2005:
I dont know, I personally do not like ESR. There are lot of better folks, and this guy seems to me like - Creating news stuffs kindda one.
For unix - Kernighan and Pike, Richard Stevens, Other gurus are far far apart in what they explain (both philosophy and technical things) and what esr gives in his books.
Plz excuse, this is IMO