Linked by David Adams on Fri 4th Jul 2008 15:47 UTC, submitted by Caffeine Deprived
Microsoft This article by Shane Schick looks at changes Steve Ballmer should consider making at Microsoft now that Bill Gates is out the door. A couple of the most interesting: making user education a priority and establishing an open source project.
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by Coral Snake on Sun 6th Jul 2008 06:12 UTC
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I think the best thing that Microsoft could do is develop a whole new OS without "backward compatibility" and handle the "backward compatability" issue by releasing all the old DOS and windows versions (ie All DOSes, win 3x, win 9x, win NT/XP/Vista) under gratis (free as in BEER as RMS would say) software licenses that would allow their use only in software virtual machines and provide the virtualization technology in the new OS. Product activation could be reprogrammed to make sure that the products are only being used under software virtualization.

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