Good news, bad news

The good news, I’m back to blogging after a few months of hiatus. The bad news, I wish I had better stuff to write than this rant/complaint/rectification.

The good news, my press clipping database just got bigger, my mom will be happy. The bad news, I have been seriously misrepresented.

The good news take an email interview at face value and just copies what I said, as in (it’s in Italian, but I’m trying to translate it as literally as possible – all emphasis are mine):

Q: Since when have you been using Linux [...]?
A: [...] After my first Slackware I moved to Debian (I have to admit having some casual affairs with Ubuntu) and I never looked back. Although it breaks my heart to admit that my computer is actually a Mac: life is too short to configure a Bluetooth connection or scramble with a projector.

Q: What about Linux on the desktop, do you think it’s ready for prime time? Any advice to make things better?
A: I use a Mac, and you will have to take it from my dead cold hands. I have always been skeptical on Linux as a general purpose desktop system, although I have better feelings for focused installs (such as cash registers) or devices such as phones, netbooks and media players.

The bad news decide they knows better and turn it into:

A: [...] After my first Slackware I moved to Debian (I have to admit having some casual affairs with Ubuntu) and I never looked back.

A: I always strongly believed in GNU/Linux as a server OS, but I think it works just fine on general-purpose desktop systems. Personally, I tend to trust it more for focused installs (such as cash registers) or devices such as phones, netbooks and media players.

So much for a magazine claiming to be the most reputable source of Linux news in Italy. I don’t care enough to ask for an official statement/amendment/rectification, but I thought to give my few readers a chance to get the good news. By the way, Ted, if you are reading this, know that it wasn’t me pointing them to the picture they used for their article (I suggested this one): I hope they sent you a cheque!

While at it, more good news: Alessandra is a darling, Laura (yay, it’s a girl!) is growing fast, and we can’t wait to get into sleepless night mode again!

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