Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:50 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft no longer thinks Linux poses a threat to its desktop Windows business. Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller pointed out via Twitter how Microsoft has changed the boilerplate "Competition" section in its last two annual financial filings with the SEC.
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by joekiser on Fri 12th Aug 2011 16:14 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Successful"
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The Gnome 3, Unity, KDE, OS X DM, Windows DM argument sounds like the same fucking argument over gay marriage in the US. Who cares?! If you aren't gay, why the fuck does it bother you? This is the exact same situation. Who cares if you don't like Gnome 3. .

Bad analogy, no one is forcing gay marriage on you. Plus, I can throw your own argument back at you by asking if you don't care, why even bother to comment on the article? My argument was that Windows has improved, while Gnome/KDE/Ubuntu regressed with their latest versions. These UIs are being forced onto people by planned obsolescence of the older interfaces (unless you use a LTS, in which case you risk not having support for new hardware). As someone who grew up with UNIX, I know I can switch to awesome or openCDE now that all the other desktop environments are broken. A typical user does not know that, nor do they care to learn, and that is why Linux has been downgraded as a threat on the desktop.

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