Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 27th Apr 2007 18:20 UTC, submitted by flanque
Microsoft "It's amazing how many people who have Microsoft Windows everywhere look flummoxed when asked whether Windows is their "standard" for desktop computing. The reason they are thrown by this question is typically because they haven't thought about it that way before. In all likelihood, they never actually made a proactive decision to select Windows, in the sense of looking at alternatives and making a conscious objective choice. So how did they end up with it?"
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Johann Chua
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2005-07-22

How easy would it be for Microsoft to maintain multiple versions? We'd need at least Debian-based, Red Hat/Fedora-based, Suse, and Mandriva.

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archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

It would be quite easy, actually. Look at such projects as OpenOffice, Firefox, Google Earth or Crossover...it's easy to go cross-distro if you have statically-linked libraries.

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