Linked by David Adams on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 16:14 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Privacy, Security, Encryption A Computerworld editorial takes note of some interesting changes Dell made to the Linux page we linked to last week. They watered down some of their pro-Linux claims, but not as far as you might think.
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Huhh???
by fithisux on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 19:27 UTC
fithisux
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2006-01-22

"In fact, the only mention of Windows at all is in the introductory paragraph, which explains what an operating system does. "

When Windows became an Operating System? Syllable is more OS than Windows.

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RE: Huhh???
by Laurence on Tue 22nd Jun 2010 21:00 in reply to "Huhh???"
Laurence Member since:
2007-03-26

"In fact, the only mention of Windows at all is in the introductory paragraph, which explains what an operating system does. "

When Windows became an Operating System? Syllable is more OS than Windows.


Windows NT environments have been an OS since day one.

What you're thinking about is the long time dead classic Windows line. Which is a very poor mistake to make on a site like this.

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RE[2]: Huhh???
by Zifre on Wed 23rd Jun 2010 01:28 in reply to "RE: Huhh???"
Zifre Member since:
2009-10-04

What you're thinking about is the long time dead classic Windows line.

How the heck would old "Windows Classic" (I'm assuming you mean like Windows 3, 95, and 97) not be considered an OS?

As far as I know, being multi-user and network aware are not requirements for being an OS.

Maybe you are talking about Windows 1 and 2, which were mostly just shells on top of DOS? (Though I would still call them OSs.)

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