Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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RE[2]: A sad day for the world
by graigsmith on Sun 31st Jan 2010 16:24 UTC in reply to "RE: A sad day for the world"
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clearly the reason why it's selling well is because people want windows 7.

linux on the other hand is not something people want. unless it's on my android phone ;) i love my android phone.

but hey, i gave linux a try for my desktop os. i used ubuntu for 2 years. eventually i went back to windows. why? simple. Windows is better. you can do things like actually install software, without recompiling half of your system. if your video driver crashes in linux, your screwed (the proprietary video drivers for linux are horrible, but i don't care who's fault it is, i don't want a system that crashes). if it crashes in vista or 7. then it just reloads the driver, and tells you it crashed, and to go get an updated driver.

linux is just not a good system for desktop pc's. it's hard to update. linux is however good for phones. once you get it slimmed down and have just the drivers you need. it's tiny. fast. and stable. and android phones are awesome.

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