Linked by David Adams on Fri 12th Aug 2011 03:50 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft no longer thinks Linux poses a threat to its desktop Windows business. Directions on Microsoft's Wes Miller pointed out via Twitter how Microsoft has changed the boilerplate "Competition" section in its last two annual financial filings with the SEC.
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RE[7]: Successful
by Valhalla on Sat 13th Aug 2011 15:03 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Successful"
Valhalla
Member since:
2006-01-24


The Windows OS does not demand any ideological or political commitment from its users. That is in many ways a profoundly liberating experience.

Oh cut the bullshit, companies and users en masse rely on Linux for their daily work without harbouring any political/ideological 'commitments'.

Judging by comments regarding Linux by Windows users here on OSNews one could draw the conclusion that a prerequisite to using Windows would be to hate Linux, which is likewise just as untrue.

As for the home user desktop, Windows have nothing to worry about, not even from OSX. On the enterprise desktop there may be a different story, atleast here in Sweden I'm seeing Linux (Ubuntu mainly) increasingly being deployed on company desktop/laptops in the IT sector. Again, this is purely anecdotal as it only pertains to my own observations.

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RE[8]: Successful
by westlake on Sat 13th Aug 2011 16:37 in reply to "RE[7]: Successful"
westlake Member since:
2010-01-07

Oh cut the bullshit, companies and users en masse rely on Linux for their daily work without harbouring any political/ideological 'commitments'.


Sure.

If you can ignore the hectoring you'll get whenever you want and need to install a closed source/proprietary app, codec, font or driver.

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RE[9]: Successful
by vitae on Sat 13th Aug 2011 17:53 in reply to "RE[8]: Successful"
vitae Member since:
2006-02-20


Sure.

If you can ignore the hectoring you'll get whenever you want and need to install a closed source/proprietary app, codec, font or driver.



And you think that doesn't go both ways?? Ever been to this blog:

http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/

Linux users have to listen to plenty of crap too. In fact, Linux users get it the worst coming from Windows, OS X, BSD and Haiku people. Nobody else gets it from so many different directions, in all fairness.

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