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Re: [News] Microsoft Spreads Some Fresh Anti-Linux FUD

__/ [ 7 ] on Monday 07 August 2006 20:26 \__

> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> They must be feelin' the pressure!
>> Microsoft: Open source is too complex
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Although open-source software can be customized to meet a company's
>> | specific needs... [snip puppet FUD /]
>> |
>> | [...]
>> |
>> | But somewhat contradictory is a study conducted by the Banc of
>> | America Securities in June this year. The investment bank surveyed 130
>> | Red Hat partners and found that most were upbeat about their Red Hat
>> | business, which they expect to grow by more than 31 percent this year.
>> `----
>>                                 http://tinyurl.com/eb76n ( zdnetasia.com)
> I thought it has been proven by micoshaft's own technology
> team that their own products suck when it comes to complexity.

Let us change the statement:
Open Source: Microsoft is too complex.

Niall Kennedy can confirm this. He said that Microsoft was paralysed by scale
(and thus complexity).

Open Source is about modularity and integration through layers. Therefore, it
is less complex. No binary blobs. Interfaces and abstractions instead.

> Far more time and wasted CPU cycles are spent in disparate
> un-peer reviewed gunk code adding layers of complexity
> and interoperability failure; so much so that deadlines for
> shipping their new os is slipped by years!!!
> I also understand they don't have any documentation for
> their networking software, relying instead on open source
> Samba project team members' documention to tell them
> how windope networking works.

That's amazing, that... they definitely have something to hide. Something
that the Samba project has not yet managed to discover through reversal.

Best wishes,


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