__/ [ tab ] on Friday 12 May 2006 19:40 \__
>>>Among the CIOs surveyed, 58 percent of respondents said they expect to
>>>increase Linux use in 2006, with the bulk of the spending going to Red Hat
> this means SERVER to me. Desktop is still WAY behind.
> [cut, see below]
You didn't read the article, did you. All the same, servers better integrate
with their own kind, assuming standards are encouraged.
__/ [ Stephen Fairchild ] on Friday 12 May 2006 21:34 \__
> tab wrote:
>> Nobody likes Vista. But Microsoft can always dump it for a new XP.
> I thought they already had, but decided to call it Vista anyways.
You took my words away before I uttered them. *smile* Longhorn was scraped
in September 2005  and the project was re-undertaken from scratch. It
was codenamed Windows Vista just months later, in an evening announcement
Vista offers what Service Pack III will have offered (planned for 2007 as
of 2-ish years ago), only with Aero Glass planted on top. Aero was
probably re-used, having been developed in isolition and maybeowing to
modularity, which was a brand new concept to Microsoft. Speaking of which,
I hear that Aero leads to many BSoD's.
,----[ Quote ]
| WSJ: REDMOND, Wash. ? Jim Allchin, a senior Microsoft Corp. executive,
| walked into Bill Gates's office here one day in July last year to deliver
| a bombshell about the next generation of Microsoft Windows.
| "It's not going to work," Mr. Allchin says he told the Microsoft
| chairman. The new version, code-named Longhorn, was so complex its
| writers would never be able to make it run properly.
| The news got even worse: Longhorn was irredeemable because
| Microsoft engineers were building it just as they had always built
| software. Throughout its history, Microsoft had let thousands of
| programmers each produce their own piece of computer code, then
| stitched it together into one sprawling program. Now, Mr. Allchin
| argued, the jig was up. Microsoft needed to start over.
You know, I sometimes truly wonder if Microsoft's strategy of penetrating
the Web (c/f Gates Memos) is not due to a growing trend of Web 2.0, AJAX
and Web services. Maybe only Gates and Allchin really know how
troubled/rotten the Windows project has become. It is too late to rebuild
it and it's in a state of chaos. It already lags behind other O/Sen while
only FUD/lockins keep it alive. The Office manager was recently assigned
the Windows top hat. If you ask me, a good, secure, scalable O/S could
compete with Google and Web-based software for a while. It could also
integrate nicely with these. As to Open Source... well, that's a whole
story that will have me going forever...
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