Linked by David Adams on Sun 11th Jul 2010 19:43 UTC
Microsoft U.K. government staff suggested replacing Microsoft Corp. operating systems on computers with free alternatives in response to a call for ideas for Prime Minister David Cameron's cost-cutting drive.
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RE[3]: Not likely
by deathshadow on Sun 11th Jul 2010 23:40 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Not likely"
deathshadow
Member since:
2005-07-12

I was going to post this big long rant, but you covered everything I was going to say.

Of course with my experiences with linux as a desktop OS, I don't see it as a good long term plan either given what a total tinkertoy it remains with every application stuck in 'catch-up' mode or being pale comparisons to their commercial counterparts.

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RE[4]: Not likely
by nt_jerkface on Mon 12th Jul 2010 08:41 in reply to "RE[3]: Not likely"
nt_jerkface Member since:
2009-08-26

I was going to post this big long rant, but you covered everything I was going to say.


Hey look you were voted down.

I remember how your early skepticism of HTML5 video was also voted down, especially if you brought up the issue of DRM. I guess now that Hulu and YouTube have stated that they need Flash for protected video it seems that it was for the best to have your opinion buried from public view.

Vote me down too please you fucking pussies, I only care if Deathshadow reads this.

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RE[5]: Not likely
by sorpigal on Tue 13th Jul 2010 11:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Not likely"
sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

It's a shame when people moderate based on disliking the stated opinion. FYI, I voted your negative posts up until I started replying.

Note to mods: Mod up if you like it, that's okay, but don't mod down just because you don't like it! Mod down when something is *off topic*, *patently offensive or vulgar* or when it is *clearly just a troll*. Jerkface here, as wrong and deluded as he is, has been posting well written opinion pieces which are debatable enough to not be inherently trollish. Flamebait, maybe.

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RE[4]: Not likely
by ssa2204 on Mon 12th Jul 2010 09:17 in reply to "RE[3]: Not likely"
ssa2204 Member since:
2006-04-22

I was going to post this big long rant, but you covered everything I was going to say.

Of course with my experiences with linux as a desktop OS, I don't see it as a good long term plan either given what a total tinkertoy it remains with every application stuck in 'catch-up' mode or being pale comparisons to their commercial counterparts.


Agreed. What we have here are people that think there are actually alternatives, because as you say some "tinkertoy" application was made, that is in fact playing catch up. Problem here is that some of the catch up is still years behind, and/or barely functional

What we have are ignorant people that think something with 3% of the functionality can easily replace what simply works. The idea of replacing an Active Directory domain with Linux is just asinine. I just find it incredible to think that that continuing piece of shit called Open Office could be anywhere compared to MS Office.

This is such a idiotic argument to begin with, it is like deciding that the VW Beetle would make a good workhouse for a construction team. Yeah, theoretically this will work, but.....

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