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Re: From Microsoft back to Linux

__/ [Linønut] on Tuesday 14 February 2006 18:26 \__

> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out this bit o'
> wisdom:
>> Correction: the folks at the Gentoo Newsgroups have corrected me:
>> "Daniel Robbins, the founder and former chief architect of the Gentoo
>> Linux project, has quit his job at Microsoft after only eight months, the
>> software giant confirmed on Monday."
>> http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/linuxunix/0,39020390,39252292,00.htm
>    ""The reason I decided to leave had to do with my specific
>    experiences working in Microsoft's Linux Lab. Although I believe that
>    the concept behind Microsoft's Linux Lab is a good one, I wasn't able
>    to work at my full level of technical ability and I found this
>    frustrating," he said."
> Sounds like maybe Microsoft bought him to keep him from working on
> Linux.

Daniel's  capacity (at least self-conceptually) was to contribute to  Open
Source,  I  imagine. The Open Source/Linux Lab at Redmond is  intended  to
falsify  truthful 'myths', mock the value of Linux, and copy its features,
which are admittedly (not probably) considered a 'gold standard'.

Microsoft  have  already published benchmarks where they  illustrate  that
their  O/S is not nearly as efficient as UNIX variants [1]. In fact,  such
benchmark  were  an insult to self and were never published. They  suggest
Windows  is  an abhorrent pig, which motivated the rectification of a  new
O/S  from the ground up -- Singulairy. Microsoft, however, is late to join
the party with a principled, carefully-built O/S. Game over. Vista will be
that  last kick above water level as Windows has already jumped the  shark
and  the most damaging aspect was security. In history, it will be  remem-
bered  as  that  milky  tooth that lost their battle  for  survival  as  a
long-prevalent monopoly.

[1] http://blogs.zdnet.com/Murphy/index.php?p=459


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