As some of you may know, Beranger, a long-time FOSS-lover/’harsh critic’ has ended his love-hate relationship with Linux by announcing to the whole world that he has jumped ship.
“In a world with too many irrational religions, who needs another one, called... Linux on the desktop? Red Hat doesn't believe in it, so why should I?”
He also added that he will not be supporting free and open-source software anymore and have decided to remove the free ads on his blog at the end of the month. He said,
“Technical & ethical note: the four distro-related banners that are currently displayed (gratis) on this blog — two of them as “non-profit distro ads”, and the other two as “personal achievement awards” — will only run through December 31.”
Beranger has been using Linux since 1996 and has been well known for his strong and honest opinions on free and open source software through his blog.
“Officially registered with the Linux Counter on Aug. 26, 1996 at #37.497, my attitude towards Linux was not constant over time, with a lowered interest between 1998 and 2004. Since 2004, I tried to trust Linux more than before, and to exclusively use it on my home PC and old laptop — then on the new laptop too.”
A few of Beranger’s readers are still hoping that his move is just temporary, but I think otherwise. Based on what he’s been saying, I believe his move to Windows will be for good no matter how boring his life will become. Sure he can always go back to using Linux and start talking or blogging about it again, but that would surely blemish his reputation.
To end this post, I would like to quote a short and sweet comment from a reader of Beranger’s blog:
“Reading your blog it was obvious that Linux doesn't work for you, no matter how hard you've tried. If Windows does, then so be it.
But since nothing's perfect, I'll enjoy reading your Windows' rants from now on ;-)”