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: If Linux wants to win
by lord_rob on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:03 UTC in reply to "If Linux wants to win"
lord_rob
Member since:
2005-08-06

Didn't the case lost by Microsoft against the European commission forced them to publish the specifications of Windows, thus easing the reverse engineering work of the developers of Wine ? Just wondering ...

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

I believe that was just the server protocol APIs so other applications can interact easily with Windows Server. (eg. Samba)

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RE[3]: If Linux wants to win
by cyclops on Tue 4th Dec 2007 22:42 in reply to "RE: If Linux wants to win"
cyclops Member since:
2006-03-12

""Didn't the case lost by Microsoft against the European commission forced them to publish the specifications of Windows, thus easing the reverse engineering work of the developers of Wine ? Just wondering ...""

They won, price tag and patents.

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