Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 30th Mar 2006 16:34 UTC, submitted by Linuxfanboy
Microsoft "This time it's patents that will ensure the downfall of GNU/Linux and with it, the entire world of open source. But before hanging up your certified geek propeller-hat and retraining as a dental hygienist, you might want to consider the following brief history of Microsoft's use of fear, uncertainty, and doubt as a weapon against GNU/Linux." Hopelessly pro-everything-that-is-Linux, but an interesting overview of Microsoft's approach to Linux over the years nonetheless. Elsewhere, the Guardian looks at the challanges Microsoft is currently facing.
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New work for the IT jargon
by eantoranz on Thu 30th Mar 2006 17:56 UTC
eantoranz
Member since:
2005-12-18

I have a new word to add to the IT "slang". Just like "tuttle" means to threaten to call the FBI in case something is wrong with your computer (say you have windows installed or something like that), I want to propose a new word.

Just like vaporware is software that hasn't even been designed but it's already in the news....

Vistaware: Software that has already been delayed after having delayed and delayed.... and did I say it was delayed? What's this? 3-year delay by now? There you have it: Vistaware. What do you think? :-D

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RE: New work for the IT jargon
by kadymae on Thu 30th Mar 2006 20:39 in reply to "New work for the IT jargon"
kadymae Member since:
2005-08-02

Vistaware: Software that has already been delayed after having delayed and delayed.... and did I say it was delayed? What's this? 3-year delay by now? There you have it: Vistaware. What do you think?

I think I'm already planning on working this into my next conversation with Systems.

{WEG}

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RE: New work for the IT jargon
by Kris on Thu 30th Mar 2006 22:02 in reply to "New work for the IT jargon"
Kris Member since:
2005-07-24

Vistaware sounds catchier than DukeNukemForeverWare so yeah I like the term.
And I'd like to declare Duke Nukem Forever to be Vistaware. Or maybe it's Vaporware after all, noone knows until it's done. And that'll be the day that it's done ;)

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RE: New work for the IT jargon
by rcsteiner on Fri 31st Mar 2006 19:05 in reply to "New work for the IT jargon"
rcsteiner Member since:
2005-07-12

It isn't a new concept. Microsoft did it with Chicago, and they're still doing it with Cairo^H^H^H^H^HLonghorn^H^H^H^H^H^H^H^HVista

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