Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Jun 2006 21:26 UTC
Microsoft Linux isn't a threat to Windows on the desktop and is losing steam on the server as customers separate the operating system from the development model, according to Microsoft's chief platform strategist. Bill Hilf, general manager of competitive strategy at Microsoft, said pundits have predicted for years that Linux will gain momentum on the desktop, but that won't happen because of the complexity involved in delivering a tightly integrated and tested desktop product.
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What I need
by Worldbuilder on Sun 25th Jun 2006 12:47 UTC
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I recently gave Linux another try in form of CentOS and failed. I wanted to set up a DDNS Server (+other stuff) and found myself 3+ days studying howtos & searching the web before I gave up. What I really miss in Linux is a MMC "Thing" where programmers can hook their adminatration interface into to make things easier to adjust/configure. This donīt have to be on a web/Apache basis. Sure Linux has another adminstration aproach, but I donīt think this must stay the same for ever. I also miss access rules like domain policies on Windows. Until this is finished I stay with Windows running in virtual machines on a nacked Linux ;-)

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RE: What I need
by deanlinkous on Sun 25th Jun 2006 15:49 in reply to "What I need"
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sounds like what you WANT is windows so I would just suggest sticking with it...

You do know that people take courses to learn the microsoft operating system and pay big bucks for them also.

I wish I could do complicated things without having to learn anything it would make life so much simpler. ;)

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