Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 19th Jan 2007 16:33 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Windows With the imminent release of Windows Vista to consumers this month, Linus Torvalds, the father of Linux, has claimed Microsoft's latest desktop effort is over-hyped and not a revolutionary advancement. "I don't actually think that something like Vista will change how people work that much," Torvalds told Computerworld. "I think it, to some degree, has been over-hyped as being something completely new and I don't actually think it is."
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RE[3]: Ubuntu
by grable on Fri 19th Jan 2007 19:45 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Ubuntu"
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2006-11-24

You mean like those entusiastic PS3/XBOX-360 users? ;)

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RE[4]: Ubuntu
by rayiner on Fri 19th Jan 2007 20:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Ubuntu"
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2005-07-06

Sure. Enthusiastic users aren't necessarily well-informed, and they can be annoying, but if your product doesn't have such users, that's indicative of a problem. One of the biggest issues with Vista is how tepid the response has been in the press and online. There was a time when a Microsoft OS release was hailed with loud fanfare from the computing press (the reason for that being of course that fanfare sells magazines and Microsoft didn't have any competitors for the press to fawn over). Now that Apple is offering some visible competition for the first time in many years, the response has been much more reserved and much more skeptical.

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