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Re: Disappointment with Linux

__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Thursday 30 March 2006 17:59 \__

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Thu, 30 Mar 2006 16:05:38 +0100
> <e0gs7i$bqm$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> __/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Thursday 30 March 2006 15:58 \__
>>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, billwg
>>> <billw@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>>  wrote
>>> on Thu, 30 Mar 2006 14:01:59 GMT
>>> <rxRWf.101997$Fw6.37260@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>>>> "Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>> news:e0gmbv$aae$3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>>>>I am very disappointed with Linux installers. Disappointed because they
>>>>> become so intervention-free. They make me feel like a boor. They ask
>>>>> which
>>>>> language I speak because they cannot read my mind. Sometimes, they
>>>>> make me
>>>>> feel special; they ask me to swap CD's.
>>>>> Linux has no future. It offers no challenges anymore. It's only for
>>>>> those
>>>>> idiots who just want things to always work...
>>>> But they are too late to the market, roy.  Windows has been in that mode
>>>> for over 10 years now and no one needs linux for anything.
>>> Except servers, apparently.  How did that phrasing for NT go?
>>> Ah, that's it.  "Unix killer".
>>> I'll admit to ambivalence but Linux is killing the proprietary
>>> Unices much more effectively than a certain offering from a
>>> Redmond company ever did.  (Of course the proprietary Unices
>>> will simply embrace the penguin, turning into free Unices, or
>>> at least Unices with a substantial amount of freeware, in an
>>> effort to cut development costs.)
>> "33.6% of servers sold in Q4 2005 were Windows servers"
>> Linux servers generated $1.6 bln in quarterly revenue, the 14th
>> consecutive quarter of double-digit growth, with YTY revenue growth of
>> 20.8%.
> Like I said, ambivalence.  Windows holds the desktop
> (but it's not as sure a grip as they would like, and
> the penguin is pecking away).  Linux is taking over the
> server market -- if one can say it's a takeover when the
> proprietary Unices are arm-in-arm with the Penguin.  :-)
> Tux is like Unix in that regard: he's very friendly.  :-)
> He's just picky about his friends.

Friends alike. I can't foresee Mr. Ballmer waring sandals any time soon...

> (I could make an obscure reference to Megapei "glitten
> root", but apart from indicating my reading preferences
> it's not all that illuminating. :-) )

The only light that brightens is the highly popular RSS parser:


>> < http://blogs.zdnet.com/ITFacts/?p=10325 >
>>> So now Windows 2003 Server Edition merely has to kill of all the
>>> Linux servers out there.
>> Windows server has serious issues. A delay was announced
>> yesterday, so it will be ready no earlier than 2007.
> I saw that announcement too.  Of course, now I can't find it;
> Google is coughing up stuff from 2003R2, which was rather well back.

Next Microsoft Virtual Server slips to 2007

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft has delayed until early 2007 an update for Microsoft
| Virtual Server, a technology that lets a computer run multiple
| incarnations of Windows simultaneously. 


>> Windows 2003 Server was the developers' codebase for Vista as
>> of September 2005, which means that Vista is Windows
>> 2003 Server plus roughly 6 months of development work (feature
>> freeze ATM) and some new components like IE7 and Aero Glass
>> on top. Boy, I can't wait to see Service Pack III. Earlier
>> this year, Microsoft indeed proclaimed that Service Pack III
>> for XP will be released in 2007 (no kidding! I could find
>> the reference).
> Why does the delay not surprise me? :-)


Monday, January 16, 2006

Windows XP Service Pack 3: Not Until 2007

,----[ Quote ]
| UPDATED: The 'preliminary' due date for the next collection of fixes
| and patches for Microsoft's desktop operating system is as more than
| a year later than many company watchers were expecting.

That was back in January. Now that we look at the headlines we can say: "Yes,
we know. It is indeed 2007".


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