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[2]: Good point
by stestagg on Sat 24th Jun 2006 11:29 UTC in reply to "RE: Good point"
stestagg
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2006-06-03

What the heck are you talking about? It doesn't take longer to launch an app on a Linux desktop than a Windows one.

Installing Fedora 4 onto a machine with more than a minimal selection of packages leaves you with a DE that feels sluggish and,in parts, just downright slow. It took me a lot of time to 'optimize' my install before it even began to feel the same as XP running on the same machine, speed wise.

Stephen

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