Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Feb 2009 10:17 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft's CEO Steve Ballmer had some interesting things to say yesterday about which companies Microsoft sees as its competitors in the client operating system space. You'd think Apple was their number one competitor - and you'd be wrong. Microsoft sees two other competitors as their primary adversaries.
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RE: Cheaper won't matter for Linux
by Temcat on Wed 25th Feb 2009 12:25 UTC in reply to "Cheaper won't matter for Linux"
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No OS does Internet (on different devices) better than Linux.

Uhm, no. In reality, Linux (if used as a collective name for today's desktop Linux distributions) doesn't do Internet very well even on regular PCs. Wireless can still be a problem (though much less than before, thanks to the kernel driver improvements). Dial-up is supported very poorly (yes, many people do still use dialup, some full time, some as a fallback when other options don't work or aren't available). VPN capability (critical for home broadband in some regions such as Russia) isn't provided out of the box while being a question of installing a couple of supporting packages for NetworkManager.

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