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[5]: Give it some time
by dylansmrjones on Thu 6th Dec 2007 03:24 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Give it some time"
dylansmrjones
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2005-10-02

No it doesn't. Windows users froth at the mouth when their hardware isn't supported - and who gets the blame? not Nvidia, not ATI, but Microsoft. Microsoft will get blamed for everything from their hardware not being supported to their cat being hit by a car.


I don't know about the cat being hit by a car, but I do know people have to pay hilarious amounts of money to get a Windows license. The least you can expect is Microsoft to support your hardware - and you know what: They don't. They rely heavily on third party support, and in those cases people more often blame nVidia or ATI rather than Microsoft. And even then complaining about Microsoft wouldn't be unreasonable since it is the responsibility of Microsoft to make sure all hardware is supported. Either that or they cannot charge for their OS. Charging for OS == support for ALL hardware ever in existence.

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