Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 11th Jul 2006 17:14 UTC
Windows Speaking at a forum in South Africa regarding a plan for Microsoft to make major technology investments in the country, Bill Gates said there was an "80 percent chance" Windows Vista would by ready for its planned January launch. He also had no qualms about delaying the OS further if necessary.
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RE: The real TRUTH
by RawMustard on Wed 12th Jul 2006 10:09 UTC in reply to "The real TRUTH"
RawMustard
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2005-10-10

I know you're entitled to your opinion, but I think you're way off the mark. Where I live, I know 3 times more Linux users than mac users, I can count all the mac users I know on one hand that's had 4 fingers removed!

Personally, I don't think a mac will ever be a good replacement for windows, they're too much like an appliance not a computer. Linux on the other hand is a free operating system able to run on whatever you choose with no strings attached. Why anyone would choose a restrictive appliance over freedom to do whatever they like is beyond me ;)

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RE[2]: The real TRUTH
by tertiary_adjunct on Wed 12th Jul 2006 14:19 in reply to "RE: The real TRUTH"
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2006-01-15

"Personally, I don't think a mac will ever be a good replacement for windows, they're too much like an appliance not a computer."

I replaced my Windows XP Pro box with a PowerBook running OS X Tiger without any problems. It has actually required me to get less software for my mac than it did for Windows to have the same functionality. It is actually pretty easy to make the switch. As a note of what I am doing with it...the typical office oriented tasks of writing documents and creating spreadsheets and preparing presentations, but I am also a vision scientist studying the cells that process motion (mostly expansive/optic flow) in depth (area MT/MST for those of you who know neurophys). As a result, I've had to write stimulus generation programs and data acquisition programs. This has proven easier on my mac than on Windows. Further - once I am done with an experiment, I've got to do something with my data once I am done. I have a plethora of great data analysis tools for my mac. I've found my productivity has gone up on OS X over Windows.

"Why anyone would choose a restrictive appliance over freedom to do whatever they like is beyond me"

I have no idea. Why on Earth would anyone stick with Windows? It is far too restrictive for my tastes. OS X has proven to be much more liberating a system.

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