Linked by David Adams on Tue 4th Dec 2007 19:39 UTC, submitted by michuk
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y "It may be a brave opinion but I predict that Ubuntu Linux and Windows Vista are going to be the two operating systems that will take over the largest chunk of the desktop OS market during the next couple of years. This comparison is based on my experience with both systems during the last couple of weeks on two different computers."
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RE[2]: Silly
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 21:08 UTC in reply to "Silly"
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""Competition in the market is good for everyone""

;) It would be nice if some Vista Users remember that when they are defending the more obscene Monopolistic abuses.

...can I use that as a quote from you ;)

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RE[3]: Silly
by google_ninja on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Silly"
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You can definately use that as a quote from me. I have never defended "monopolistic" abuses, especially "obscene" ones.

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In any argument I have had with you about DRM, I have been arguing about the idea, not the implementation. I don't have a problem with DRM, I do however have a problem with AACS, and refuse to buy HD-DVDs because of it. It is naive to say that there should be no protection at all on media under no circumstance. It is just as naive to go to the level the MPAA has with ACSS, since people will crack it no matter what they do. All they do is hurt their legitimate paying customers. Same deal with windows activation, people will always find a way to hack it. That doesnt mean MS should just let them do whatever they want, but they should keep that fact in mind when developing protection against it.
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RE[4]: Silly
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:49 in reply to "RE[3]: Silly"
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""You can definately use that as a quote from me. I have never defended "monopolistic" abuses, especially "obscene" ones.""

is this you on OOXML

"MS Office uses it by default. Since it has more market share then everything else put together, I would say that it has long since hit critical mass, and you really need to come up with good reasons NOT to use it, since it is what the rest of the world operates on."

"Granted, it is a move in the right direction, and simple documents will be easy to parse by third partys."

Not exactly chastising them is one. ;) .

Oh year and then you take a pot shot at apple for there *loose* DRM as opposed to Vista's Orwellian DRM. Hows that spyware working out for you.

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