I picked up my copy of the August PCFormat, and headed off to the “letters to the editor” section. The following letter was there:
Once again Cameron [the guy who does the PCF cover discs – Ron] surpasses himself with the cover DVD. Wow, a double sided DVD, and what does he do? Dedicates the WHOLE side 2 to Linux. WHO THE BLOODY HELL IS INTERESTED IN LINUX??? Windows XP is good enough – thank you. What about all those movie trailers, game trailers, game patches, drivers, game mods and applications to make your PC run faster? Millions of stuff out there and you give us Linux. You give us one measly WinOptimiser, for which you need the Internet to activate, (so it’s useless to me) a few demos, two pathetic patches, (I wish you would forget about BLOODY Battlefield 2) and the rest is all useless crap. The only thing your double sided DVD is good for, is a bloomin’ frisbee. Walt, you have the right idea in your soap box. WAKE UP, CAMERON!
No, Windows XP is not good enough, thank you very much. Windows is generally buggy and generally crap, and I’m looking forward to the day when I can play Natural Selection on Linux. As to “who the bloody hell is interested in Linux”, well, I am, and most of the other PCFormat readers are – Linux is apparently top of the request list for the cover disc. (I just wish that they’d stick Gentoo on, but that’s another story.)
I don’t know what your impressions of “Frisbee Pro” are, but mine are that he’s a 13-year-old spoiled brat. If you don’t like the magazine (or it’s cover disc), then either offer constructive criticism or don’t buy the thing in the first place.
I’m just about ready to send a tactical nuke in the general direction of Nelspruit. Who’s with me?