Linked by Smith Johnson on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:07 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Talk, Rumors, X Versus Y A Computerworld blog post reads: "You gotta love it. Microsoft has decided that it will ho ahead and kill off easy access to XP on June 30th. On behalf of desktop Linux users everywhere, and our first cousins, the Mac fans, thanks. You've given us the best shot we'll ever have of taking the desktop."
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by Ikshaar on Wed 25th Jun 2008 19:48 UTC
Ikshaar
Member since:
2005-07-14

I may not agree with the way the author said it... but it's hard not to think that MS is shooting himself in the foot here.

- I work in a big hospital and Vista is pretty much banned by the IT department.
- One of my friend who bought new PC with vista is cursing as her digital camera does not work well with Vista.
- I am actively telling several friends to just give Linux a try and see. For their use - email, web, managing pictures and music - any Linux is perfectly capable and does not cost a dime.

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RE: to first two commenters
by jptros on Wed 25th Jun 2008 20:20 in reply to "to first two commenters"
jptros Member since:
2005-08-26

- One of my friend who bought new PC with vista is cursing as her digital camera does not work well with Vista.


That's right, tell her to try linux so she can start cursing it when her printer or whatever piece of hardware doesn't work well under it.

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RE[2]: to first two commenters
by snozzberry on Wed 25th Jun 2008 20:32 in reply to "RE: to first two commenters"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

That's right, tell her to try linux so she can start cursing it when her printer or whatever piece of hardware doesn't work well under it.

In the past five years, my sole aggravations with hardware under Linux have been:
Broadcom 43xx chipset (now supported in the 2.6 kernel)
Creative mp3 player (would have been recognized if I had installed Amarok)
Hauppauge DVR card's IR
Brief kernel regression with audio support in BTTV-based tuner cards
Switching between multiple audio cards in Mythbox between apps (solved by removing extraneous card)

Considering how few people are building experimental DVRs with Linux, you could safely ignore the last three on that list.

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RE[2]: to first two commenters
by aitvo on Wed 25th Jun 2008 22:06 in reply to "RE: to first two commenters"
aitvo Member since:
2006-09-03

That's funny, we just got new machines and while my Ubuntu machine supported everything out of the box (including detecting all the printers on the subnet and auto-configuring them) others had to grab their driver CDs when they overlayed the OEM Vista install.

Go figure.

If you are going to make an anti-linux argument try to make an informed one.

Thanks.

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RE: to first two commenters
by snozzberry on Wed 25th Jun 2008 20:21 in reply to "to first two commenters"
snozzberry Member since:
2005-11-14

- One of my friend who bought new PC with vista is cursing as her digital camera does not work well with Vista.


I predict the following: a small number of people with geeks for friends will switch from XP to $DISTRO while Vista works out its kinks. When Windows 7 comes out, they will switch back because there's one retarded app they just can't live without.

W7 is already being touted by Microsoft as Vista with better driver support (read "better" as "regression in kernel's driver interface to XP code"), and you can bet this point will be astroturfed across forums like mad.

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PlatformAgnostic Member since:
2006-01-02

Not likely.

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