Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 21:26 UTC
Microsoft Linux isn't a threat to Windows on the desktop and is losing steam on the server as customers separate the operating system from the development model, according to Microsoft's chief platform strategist. Bill Hilf, general manager of competitive strategy at Microsoft, said pundits have predicted for years that Linux will gain momentum on the desktop, but that won't happen because of the complexity involved in delivering a tightly integrated and tested desktop product.
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RE: this is crap
by iarann on Sat 24th Jun 2006 02:01 UTC in reply to "this is crap"
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So let this MS guy talk what he wants, certain people are moving away and more will know why?

Because opensource gets better and better.....and so does MS, but the latter with a price....

We from the opensource family must continue our "war" and show how we are at ease with our solutions and they will follow....

This is actually the best point I've seen. Not that Microsoft isn't getting better, but that so is Open Source, and it doesn't cost a dime. That won't win people over by itself, but it's a great start. I also like the tactic of showing how easy it is to do things, because linux desktop share is only going to grow by breaking out of the idea that it's all tech oriented and takes 4 days of solid work to setup.

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