30 Oct 2000 Roxo   » (Journeyer)

  Phew !!

These have been very busy months. I'm still trying to keep pace with the huge change in my life. Being a geophysicist at a governamental company made me not prepared for the demands of this new life. Obviously most of my time is applied in learning new things about Linux and about a Linux company. Being one of the biggest Linux company in the world, Conectiva has many challenges to face, and this is a new and exciting experience to me.

Besides that there is a new experience in talk to people in congresses and shows about Linux. It is amazing how big is the ignorance of people about Linux, and I'm not talking about laypeople, I'm talking about very experienced IT guys ! They know a lot about what those big vendors brochures say. They know every single buzzword that the biggies print there, although most of them seems to have no idea about what they mean. :) Ok, I agree that many times those buzzwords doesn't have no new technical meaning, but they use them as an IT top tech frontier. 8b>

It is very funny to listen them repeating the same kind of FUD that was showed many times that no more applies to Linux world. Can you figure people still saying that Linux has no support ? Or that, provided that Linux is Open Source and anyone can hack it, you have thousands of different and incompatible versions of it ? I could imagine this kind of stuff some time ago, but today we are being the "hype of the jour", and so many things are being written about Linux that I can hardly understand this. I use to say that these people become up to date through those press releases from big vendors.

I'm up to present a case in an event of governamental agencies and companies. Being this case a governamental petroleum company ( Yeap ! That same one where I used to be a geophysicist ;)) experience, I hope people get a bit interested.

Cheers !

Non luctari, ludare !

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