Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 15th Apr 2008 20:12 UTC, submitted by Craig Barth
Microsoft "What Intel giveth, Microsoft taketh away. Such has been the conventional wisdom surrounding the Windows/Intel (aka Wintel) duopoly since the early days of Windows 95. In practical terms, it means that performance advancements on the hardware side are quickly consumed by the ever-increasing complexity of the Windows/Office code base. Case in point: Microsoft Office 2007, which, when deployed on Windows Vista, consumes more than 12 times as much memory and nearly three times as much processing power as the version that graced PCs just seven short years ago, Office 2000. Despite years of real-world experience with both sides of the duopoly, few organizations have taken the time to directly quantify what my colleagues and I at Intel used to call The Great Moore's Law Compensator (TGMLC). In fact, the hard numbers above represent what is perhaps the first-ever attempt to accurately measure the evolution of the Windows/Office platform in terms of real-world hardware system requirements and resource consumption. In this article I hope to further quantify the impact of TGMLC and to track its effects across four distinct generations of Microsoft's desktop computing software stack."
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RE: It's capitalism, stupid
by ari-free on Wed 16th Apr 2008 17:07 UTC in reply to "It's capitalism, stupid"
ari-free
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linux is great for capitalism! there are many new products and services that have become available as a result of linux: tivo, mobile phones and devices, reliable servers, etc. There are many people who use it for free but that helps those who want to make money from it.

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