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Re: Excuses Microsoft Apologists Make

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 23 Jul 2011 01:55 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> No apologies for Microsoft Windows
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| Recently I've had some discussion with colleagues about Mac OS X, Windows,
>>| and Linux in comparison to each other. Generally, I've found that most
>>| people agree that Mac OS X is more stable than Windows, and those that are
>>| familiar with Linux feel that it too is more stable than Windows. But after
>>| that being said, they come back with an apology for Microsoft stating that
>>| they (Microsoft) have to get Windows to run on fragmented hardware, whereas
>>| Apple standardizes the hardware and can therefore provide a more stable
>>| operating system for it, because there aren't nearly as many variations in
>>| hardware configurations.
>> `----
>> http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/the-open-source-revolution-10014902/no-apologies-for-microsoft-windows-10023578/
> Linux has to deal with variations of hardware as well -- doubled in spades!

More so by far.

> Take-home message:
>    Microsoft with its limited amount of employees that contribute to its own
>    kernel, can't possibly keep up as everything is kept behind closed doors.
>    While keeping its software proprietary will help Microsoft retain its
>    grip on how Windows is distributed and ensure cash flow inbound, it
>    ultimately hurts the Windows consumer with the limited amount of
>    community resources that Microsoft has to put towards it. The amount of
>    community support for the Linux kernel is virtually unlimited, however
>    even Linus himself has made comments in the past about the amount of work
>    to keep everything in line with the current amount of contributors.

And consider the number of different companies involved.

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		~~ Best of wishes

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