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[4]: Agreed
by CaptainFlint on Sat 24th Jun 2006 13:16 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Agreed"
CaptainFlint
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2006-01-24

no problem my friend.... it actually replaces MSN for all the features except the lame ones like winks(?)

Also check out their plugins for desktop integration. Plugs in very well with Gnome or KDE.

Also speaking of *nix not being ready for the "desktop", I have never used windows as my main operating system (except on work contracts) in the 10 years I have been involved with computing. I think I managed to get by remarkably well.

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