Tuesday, September 30, 2008

"Geen Stijl" is a communist website!

"Geen Stijl" is a highly controversial weblog in The Netherlands with a right-wing affiliation. US inhabitants that compare it to "Fox TV" might find it liberal, but trust me. If you move any further to the right on the political spectrum in this part of the world you're either burning copies of "The origin of the species" or wearing swastikas on your sleeve.

Recently "Geen Stijl" published an entry on Linux, saying that "Linux is a kind of communist Open Source Operating System and Hugo Chaves, dictator of Venezuela, understands this". Later on it states that "Everyone who uses Linux supports terrorism, atomic weapons, high oil prices and the destruction of the earth".

My goodness! What are we doing? I have to install Windows right away. But I know my people since I've been one of them for a very long time. And I know they're cheap. "Going Dutch" has not become an expression without a reason. So I decided to check up on things. I went to Netcraft and found this report:

http://www.geenstijl.nl was running Apache on Linux when last queried at 27-Sep-2008 18:54:25 GMT
OSServerLast changedIP AddressNetblock Owner
unknownApache/2.2.6 (Fedora)3-Jan-200881.173.64.50GeenStijl

So, what is the verdict? It simply means that "Geen Stijl" is also responsible for "terrorism, atomic weapons, high oil prices and the destruction of the earth".

Absolutely clueless these people.. Professor Hoxha, I guess it's better to get a real degree and research your story before you publish it. Not only is your FUD harmful to a perfectly decent Operating System - it is completely unfounded as well.