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[7]: Good point
by Shadowmane on Sat 24th Jun 2006 13:54 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good point"
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Don't install menu items? You want everything you install going into the start menu? Why? Most of what I have on my system is hidden, and I like it that way. If I want to run one of the programs I have hidden, I click the start button, click run and type the command to run the app. The app runs. No problems.

Another thing, if one of my applications crashes, I don't have to reach over and hit the reset button, or worse yet, have the computer reset for me without my prompting it to do so. With Windows, the latter happens so regularly with my brother's computer, that it probably time to put a fresh install on. Who wants to go through that? I would rather waste my time playing a game or surfing the internet, than reinstalling Windows and the half dozen apps I have grown used to. On top of that, there's the hours of work removing all of those stupid applications Windows puts on there that you just don't want, or need. Internet Explorer for example. Or try to remove Outlook. Can't do it.

If there's any OS that's not ready for the desktop, its Windows. Everything is so mixmeshed together, that if one thing breaks, the whole OS breaks.

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