sexta-feira, dezembro 12, 2008


A incrível atitude demonstrada por aquela coisa que pensa ser professora já teve a devida resposta de Ken Starks, o responsável de HeliOS Solutions.
Assinale-se o facto de HeliOS Solutions ser a principal instiuição/fundação por detrás de HeliOS Project o qual visa fornecer gratuitamente computadores aos mais desfavorecidos e/ou a alunos com capacidades para além do normal. Se estiver ineressado em obter mais informações pode dirigir-se ao site "FixedbyLinux".

Ia optar por colocar aqui um breve resumo desta resposta mas achei por bem registar a globalidade deste artigo para que todos possam apreciar. A parte que tinha previsto resumir segue demarcada do restante teor:

I suppose I should, before anything else, thank you. You have given me the opportunity to show others just what a battle we
face in what we do. "We" being those who advocate, support and use Free Open Source Software and Linux in particular.

If you find my following words terse or less than cordial, take a breath and prepare yourself...what I have to say to you are soft strokes to your hair in comparison to what you are about to experience.

First off, if there was even the slightest chance that I was doing something illegal, it would not have been done. To think that I would involve my kids in my "illegal" activities is an insult far beyond outrage. You should be ashamed of yourself for putting into print such none sense.

And please...investigate to your heart's content. You are about to have your eyes opened, that is if you actually investigate anything at all. Linux is a free as-in-cost and free as-in-license operating system. It was designed specifically for those purposes. Linux is used to free people from Microsoft. The fact that you seem to believe that Microsoft is the end all and be-all is actually funny in a sad sort of way. Then again, being a good NEA member, you would spout the Union line. Microsoft has pumped tens of millions of dollars into your union. Of course you are going to "recommend" Microsoft Windows". To do otherwise would probably get you reprimanded at the least and fired at the worst.

You are only doing what you've been instructed to do.

You've been trained well.

I don't know when you attended college Karen but the Linux of even two years ago pales in feature and ability to what there is available now...and that in turn will pale in a year's time. linux is superior to MS windows in so many ways, they are too numerous to mention here...I am weary of enumerating them. Unlike Microsoft who meters their "improvements" and then shovels them to you every five years or so for purchase; Linux releases their improvements upon their completion. We receive the newest and the best of the system when it is tested to be usable and stable. Karen, you have no idea the slavery you work under...but you don't know any better. The shame of it is, you are trapped with millions of other teachers in obeying the NEA and preaching the goodness of Windows and Microsoft. A superior, free and absolutely entertaining method of operating your computer is within reach and you are unable to grasp it.

The most disturbing part of this resides in the fact that the AISD purchases millions of dollars of Microsoft Software in a year's time when that money could be better spent on educating our children. A dedicated School Teacher would recognize that fact and lobby for the change to Free Open Source Software and let the money formally spent on MS bindware be used on our kids.

A teacher who cared about her students would do that.

That is sad past my ability to express it to you. Don't shackle your students in your prison Karen.

Now. You give that boy his disks back. Aaron is a brilliant kid and he's learned more using Linux than he ever did using Windows. Those disks and their distribution are perfectly legal and even if he was "disruptive", you cannot keep his property. I have placed a call to the AISD Superintendent and cc'd him a complete copy of your email. It looks like we will get to meet in his office when School starts again after the holiday. I am anxious to meet a person who is this uninformed and still holds a position of authority and learnedness over our children.

Ken Starks
HeliOS Solutions

Link para o blog de Ken Starks.

Huuuummm (agora é a minha vez)
Acusações graves, hem?
Claro que não existe ninguém neste mundo numa posição daquelas que de uso e posse de todas as suas ("boas") faculdades mentais pudesse ter uma atitude daquelas e ainda por cima a a louvar e proclamar tal propaganda à M$.
Isto só mesmo nos EUA pois com toda a certeza por cá não acontecem episódios destes nem a M$ alicia a "Educação"...
Não, por cá não!
Por cá apenas não se seguem as orientações europeias nem os exemplos dos países mais avançados desta Europa que se quer Comum. Apenas isso e mais nada, seria absolutamente impensável pensar que o governo português anda a negociar centenas de milhões de Euros com um  criminoso, já julgado e condenado pelas mais altas instituições judiciais europeias sem contudo ainda ter pago um único Euro, monopólio sem qualquer concurso público nem tampouco a inventar um fenómeno de um computador "com tecnologia hiper-avançada inteiramente portuguesa" fruto de um casamento com o tal monopólio e uma empresa que se encontra sob suspeita de ter lesado o Estado em muitos milhões de Euros. Claro que esta firma até pode estar inocente mas não deixa de ser admirável não estar em "stand-by" enquanto o processo judicial em curso não estiver concluído como é normal para qualquer empresa que falte às suas obrigações fiscais!
Não, por cá não. Isto é só ficção...
Só lá fora é que existem "bobbys" que tudo compram e também só lá fora é que existem professores que apenas conhecem a M$...

6 comentários:

Anónimo disse...

so nos states:D

The Angel disse...

Ola amigo...preciso da tua ajuda: ja usei em partiçoes: windows Vista, XP (uso agora so este), 2000, Suse, Ubuntu, MAC OS X, Fedora... Dá-me 5 razoes para usar o Linux e nao o Mac e o Windows XP...Que depois eu dou-te 20 para usar XP e 30 para usar MAC OS... ;o).. Ponto de partida: para instalar um programa em Windows nao preciso de saber linguagem de Unix nem clicar e aguardar... alias, foi devido, acima de tudo, à instalaçao de Pacotes no Ubuntu que me FARTEI de usar o Ubuntu (para alem das incompatibilidades com hardware recente)....

John Carpenter Jr. disse...

I'm John Carpenter Jr. and i was a system builder... i'm often asked to install linux on a new system PC because they want to save £100 and heard that as features that windows XP doesn't have or better than on Vista...BUT.....BUTTTT they soon ring up a week later wanting windows on it ("I pay you anything, but pleaseeee install Windows) because they can't get to grips with Linux,can't install some drivers without having to learn Unix code language (boring....!!!)... because LINUX IS NOT user friendly enough compared to windows. linux as a long way to go....if it was so GOOOOD would it be for free??...i ask...would it be?...when they discover that it is the best OS in the world, the user friendliest in the world...NAHhhh, it will have new name and uhave to pay for it!...

Anónimo disse...

normal people care about 3 things:
1. functionality - something linux has very little of.
can linux run any decent games?
can it play licensed high def stuff?
can it run ms office practically? (emulators and third party crapware don't count)
can it run the 90% of apps out there that were made for windows?

no. and it never will. linux will always be a server os.

2. performance - something linux fails at when it comes to anything but text based stuff.
because apps and drivers are programmed by teenagers, you don't get any optimization when it comes to things where knowledge in that field is needed.
(e.g. a shitty clone of a 3d windows game)

3. content - when something is made for a computer, it's made for windows.
if i go out and by some weird piece of hardware like the track ir, i can know that no matter how advanced the drivers and software are, it will run on windows.

when things like hd technology are created, you know they're going to work on windows.

windows runs things companies make for computers. with linux you need to wait for some kid to attempt to program some shitty implementation for it.

Anónimo disse...

if os x or linux were as popular as windows is then you would see the same thing. most virus writers don't bother with them because so few are actually using them compared to windows.

on an evolutionary standpoint windows is much more the fittest to survive than the others because it is more responsive to change than they are.

jocaferro disse...

"Ponto de partida: para instalar um programa em Windows nao preciso de saber linguagem de Unix nem clicar e aguardar..."

E diz este que já usou tudo e mais alguma coisa!
Linguagem Unix!
Para instalar um programa!
Por onde é que este personagem terá andado?

Quanto aos outros inglamanheses, vão mas é pregar para a pqp.

Os astroturfers andam activos andam. Será para o bónus de fim de ano?!