Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Jan 2009 10:27 UTC
Windows Every now and then, some blogger working for a big website will write a story about how company Abc should make radical move Xyz in order to better, eh, well, that's usually left in the dark. These are generally more akin to said bloggers hoping for radical move Xyz rather than there being a well-argumented reasoning. Radical moves in the technology business don't happen very often, but when they do, there's generally a good reason for them.
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stupid question.
by casuto on Tue 13th Jan 2009 10:46 UTC
casuto
Member since:
2007-02-27

stupid question. Of course, the answer is NO!

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RE: stupid question.
by Laurence on Tue 13th Jan 2009 12:01 in reply to "stupid question."
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

stupid question. Of course, the answer is NO!

Indeed.

I might hate pretty much every version of Windows (aside 2000) and I might think that it's bloated yet still lacking a number of (for me) the must-have features OS X and UNIX/Linux offer - but at the end of the day Microsoft is a business and Windows is their income.

If I don't like Windows, then I don't use it - simple as.

I don't whine on about how such-and-such open source licence would be better than propriatry software. I just use and support the opperating systems I like.

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RE[2]: stupid question.
by usr0 on Tue 13th Jan 2009 13:43 in reply to "RE: stupid question."
usr0 Member since:
2006-10-27

If I don't like Windows, then I don't use it - simple as.


Really is? Than tell it my boss, or our IT department that took years to setup our IT environment as it is now. Or tell it all people that are using special scientific, business or what ever special needs software that is only available for Windows.

I don't whine on about how such-and-such open source licence would be better than propriatry software. I just use and support the opperating systems I like.


What you and "Joe the Plumber" like does not matter. What Siemens, Deutsche Bank, Boeing, and Gazprom like is relevant because they have the cash to pay software developers or SaaS providers to engineer, maintain, AND support software THEY want.

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