Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th May 2006 20:14 UTC
Microsoft A senior Microsoft executive told a BBC documentary that people should use commercial software if they're looking for stability. "Some people want to use community-based software, and they get value out of sharing with other people in the community. Other people want the reliability and the dependability that comes from a commercial software model. And again, at the end of the day, you make the choice based on what has the highest value to you."
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RE[2]: Once again
by atsureki on Sat 20th May 2006 07:36 UTC in reply to "RE: Once again"
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This is the typical geek-thinking, but when you are in business, there are other meaning for the word "reliability".

Also muddying the waters. What Microsoft is hinting at is accountability, not reliability, and they're not very good at that, either. When there's a problem with their product, standard practice is to sit and suffer until an update or an opportunity to reinstall. Open source fixes the bugs and distributes the new code faster. The reliability they talk about constantly in their Get The Facts and bold statements like this is in the assumption that because they have an address and a phone number, you can somehow get solutions from them.

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