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____/ Kari Laine on Saturday 13 Aug 2011 13:24 : \____
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> On 08/13/2011 06:41 AM, Snit wrote:
>> High Plains Thumper stated in post j24rih$uk8$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on 8/12/11
>> 8:37 PM:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> A foundation for the desktop â one apple, two ideas
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>>>>> The story of the free software desktop is littered with what-ifs and
>>>>> might-have-beens. The desktop has been 'good enough' for years, and
>>>>> can boast some considerable success stories, but has yet to make a
>>>>> significant breakthrough.
>>>>> On the face of it, the free software desktop should be an easy choice.
>>>>> The average GNU/Linux desktop costs little, looks good and performs
>>>>> well, and offers a real opportunity to break the upgrade cycle. Cost,
>>>>> security, scalability and versatility are persuasive arguments for the
>>>>> free desktop, but other factors have worked against the uptake of
>>>>> Linux at the corporate level.
>>>>> Inertia among users is usually given as the reason and users are made
>>>>> to take the blame, but perhaps there are simpler explanations. The
>>>>> desktop has been left in the hands of the Linux companies, and the
>>>>> Linux companies are many and small.
>>> The one thing that is missing from this article is the anticompetitive
>>> actions against Linux and competing software companies to promote and
>>> maintain Microsoft technologies, as summarised in:
>>> 154. EC Decision, supra note 52, Â 463 (citing an internal Microsoft memo
>>> drafted for Bill Gates by C++ General Manager Aaron Contorer and dated
>>> Feb. 21, 1997).
>> Hey, HPT... any idea what year that is from? And what year it is *now*?
>> Also: how much has the tech industry changed in *14* years.
>> I mean, really, whining about something from 14 years ago to excuse failure
>> of desktop Linux now... how absurd.
> You mean in those 14 years Microsoft would have grown up not being a
> thug to a respectable company - you are dreaming ...
You reply to a neighbour trolls backer. He's not here to talk sense about Linux.
~~ Best of wishes
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