Linked by David Adams on Fri 13th May 2011 04:54 UTC
Microsoft In business school the first thing they teach you about CEOs is: it is the CEO’s job to increase the shareholder value of the company. Since taking the position Ballmer has decreased shareholder value, as reflected by stock price, by -56.63%. That. Is. Not. Good . . . Microsoft should be searching for a new CEO right now.
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RE[11]: That article...
by sweiss on Sat 14th May 2011 15:04 UTC in reply to "RE[10]: That article..."
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I'm sorry, it appears I was misunderstood. Best general purpose from the end-user perspective, that's what I meant.
A user can browse the web, use office stuff, playing games - all in an overall good experience on the same OS.

As for some of your other points, once you have the source code it's obvious that you can do whatever you want with it.
But I think that's a poor solution. A system should be built extensible, and from my personal experience, having used both platforms for quite some time, windows is more extensible. Just so that we're clear, I'm referring to it at the desktop level. The kernels both have extensibility points.

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RE[12]: That article...
by ricegf on Sat 14th May 2011 15:38 in reply to "RE[11]: That article..."
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OK, but again you're missing the rather important point that "best" depends on what the end user is trying to accomplish. Let's try this - Windows is the best desktop operating system for people who want to run Windows applications.

Gnu / Linux is far more extensible than Windows, btw, but both are adequate for most end users in that regard, so it's a moot point.

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