Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 10:58 UTC
Windows Two weeks ago, I published an article in which I explained what was wrong about Randall Kennedy's "Windows 7 Unmasked" article. This was noted by Infoworld's editor-in-chief Eric Knorr, who suggested that Randall and I enter into an email debate regarding the various points made in our articles. We agreed upon publishing this email thread as-is, unedited (I didn't even fix the spelling errors), on both Infoworld and OSNews. We agreed that Randall would start the debate, and that I had the final word. Read on for the entertaining email debate (I figured it would be best to give each email its own page, for clarity's sake. My apologies if this makes each individual page much shorter than what you're used to from OSNews).
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odd argument
by ideasman42 on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 04:40 UTC
ideasman42
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2007-07-20

Both had valid points, whatever, though I tend to side with Thom in this case - number of threads doesn't tell you anything about what the threads do - or how well they are written.
On the other hand you can use the statistic to make questionable assumptions, resulting in some "possibly correct" conclusions.
At the end of the day you still dont know really whats going on... Neither of them used dev tools to inspect the threads, Maybe in that case you could figure it out.

Randall also came over as a bit of a pompous dick.
"Listen to some good classic American rock", "not euro blah blah"...
Im guessing Randall is American? - Learn to be a bit diplomatic when interviewing someone from another country.

Aside from that, it seems a lot of speculation, which has limited value.

Edited 2008-12-03 04:44 UTC

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