Linked by David Adams on Sun 20th Jun 2010 03:06 UTC, submitted by fran
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Microsoft has Windows Mobile 6.x (on the way out) Windows Phone 7, Windows Embedded Standard 7, Windows Embedded Compact 7 and then Windows 7 for tablet PCs and netbooks. What this bevy of systems is missing is a coherent answer for the tablet form factor. Windows Embedded Compact 7, which is the OS aimed at the mobile sector, isn't yet released, and when it is, it won't have a uniform UI, but will depend on hardware vendors to customize. It's an appealing strategy from the vendors point of view, I guess because they get to differentiate their products from their competitors, but it's not a recipe for success.
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RE[5]: MS attitude
by Karitku on Mon 21st Jun 2010 09:45 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: MS attitude"
Karitku
Member since:
2006-01-12

Have you ever used IIS seriously? You can say all you want about Fortune 500, IIS is still pure crap. The only thing good about it is that it is point and click so features are easily discoverable. It makes it usable by noob admins who don't know much about web servers. Problem is that beyond ASP and pure HTML it sucks. Everybody use Apache because it is flexible, versatile, fast and robust and you don't need RDP to administer. RDP is hell.

Never heard thing called IIS Manager, I bet news don't travel to troll caves anymore. By pure HTML you mean static sites? Seriously what business uses those? Whole point of good website is to have dynamic content.

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RE[6]: MS attitude
by spiderman on Mon 21st Jun 2010 11:53 in reply to "RE[5]: MS attitude"
spiderman Member since:
2008-10-23


Never heard thing called IIS Manager, I bet news don't travel to troll caves anymore. By pure HTML you mean static sites? Seriously what business uses those? Whole point of good website is to have dynamic content.

I'm using it everyday. I have to maintain legacy ASP applications that were written in 2000 with SQL server and all the crap. We even do PHP with isapi crap. I also maintain AIX and linux/apache/tomcat servers.
IIS manager is pure crap. It is only graphical, so you can access it only from RDP or VNC, which is a security hole by itself. Replicating the configuration is impossible. You have to change configuration on prod, and it often breaks. I'm not even talking about the licensing hell. It is pure crap I say.
Serious business don't use IIS.

Edited 2010-06-21 12:04 UTC

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RE[7]: MS attitude
by nt_jerkface on Mon 21st Jun 2010 19:11 in reply to "RE[6]: MS attitude"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

So you are basing your opinion of IIS on version 5? Are you kidding me?

RDP is an encrypted connection, just because it is graphical at both ends does not mean it is a security hole.

I already provided a link that showed how most Fortune 1000 companies use IIS, and yet you now claim that serious businesses don't use it.

What's it like being that deluded? You should listen to your Unix betters here, like Bill.

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