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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better off the shelf component support
by siimo on Sat 24th Jun 2006 22:05 UTC
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2006-06-22

I mean both hardware and software that you can buy off the shelf where most normal users go shopping. I still have a printer that isn't recognized in linux and theres plenty of hardware that everyday people use on the desktop that still lacks good support - webcams, scanners, multifunctions etc etc. I know some do work but for others its hit and miss.

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