Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Jul 2007 09:11 UTC, submitted by Tim Alson
Hardware, Embedded Systems Dell has taken the unusual step - for a PC vendor of its size - of toning down its sales pitch for Microsoft's Vista operating system and warning businesses of the migration challenges that lie ahead for them. The step is particularly unusual because one of the issues the hardware vendor is warning business about is the extra hardware they will need to buy.
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I doubt that "replacing the NT kernel with the Unix kernel...[would be]...a step backwards", since although Unix was originally designed 6 years before the kernel that NT reimplements, it HAS been developed further. And some things just work better in Unix than VMS/WNT (a single filesystem tree, for example). Besides, if anyone else (including Microsoft), in the past, now, or in the future wishes that their operating system had become a multi-vendor standard, then they should have taken the trouble to either open source it, or licence it to other vendors cheaply whilst making sure that all versions remained compatible.

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