Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE: About pystar/apple
by twitterfire on Mon 26th Oct 2009 15:54 UTC in reply to "About pystar/apple"
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A good analogy and a decent opinion piece. I like osx its a great product but i could care less about apples hardware or their business practices in general. I think apple has the opposite problem of microsoft, apple has no confidence in a great product (osx) microsoft has too much confidence (arrogance)in their products.


Microsoft has a large user base. Microsoft has the largest pool of commercial applications. Microsoft has a stong position in the market. And of course, there is a lack of competition. I'm sure that if someone cames up with a better desktop os, MS will feel challenged. But that's not the case with neither os x nor linux.

Getting a bsd system and ruining it's strongest points and throwing on top of it a handicapped file system and a shiny UI does not make an os better.

I'm not saying that Windows is very good and I'm not an MS fan. But right now, we don't have a better choice for desktops and for workstations. For server, we can use eiher linux or BSD. But for desktops we are stuck with windows for good.

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