Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 21:44 UTC
Windows Jeff Atwood: "In the post PC era, Microsoft is betting the company on Windows 8, desperately trying to serve two masters with one operating system. The traditional mouse and keyboard desktop is no longer the default; it is still there, but slightly hidden from view, as the realm of computer nuts, power users, and geeks. For everyone else, the Metro UI puts an all new, highly visual touch and tablet friendly face on the old beige Wintel box. Will Microsoft succeed? I'm not sure yet. But based on what I've seen so far of Windows 8, its pricing, and the new Surface hardware - I'm cautiously optimistic." So am I. However, a lot - and I mean a lot as in 'everything' - will depend on the quality of the Metro applications. So far, the quality has been utterly abysmal, both for first and third party ones. Microsoft is promising Metro application goodness for RTM, but I'll believe it when I see it.
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Comment by andih
by andih on Tue 10th Jul 2012 00:03 UTC
andih
Member since:
2010-03-27

Thom, optimistic that it will survive?

you realize that microsoft is just doing a lot of harm right? tech world would be much better off with MS as a small unimportant player, right?

The bigger share thats open source, the better for the users ;)

I hope MS die, or at least suffer huge damages, and that linux and open/freeBSD takes over most of the market.

Well thats just dreaming I guess,..

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RE: Comment by andih
by lucas_maximus on Tue 10th Jul 2012 02:17 in reply to "Comment by andih"
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Yes because lots of people want to be compiling KDE from ports on FreeBSD.

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RE[2]: Comment by andih
by karunko on Tue 10th Jul 2012 09:05 in reply to "RE: Comment by andih"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

Yes because lots of people want to be compiling KDE from ports on FreeBSD.

This is off topic and maybe you were just trolling, but unless the defaults are not okay, nobody needs to compile anything (see http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/packages-...).

To install KDE all you need is:

pkg_add -r kde



RT.

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RE: Comment by andih
by WereCatf on Tue 10th Jul 2012 06:30 in reply to "Comment by andih"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I hope MS die, or at least suffer huge damages, and that linux and open/freeBSD takes over most of the market.

Well thats just dreaming I guess,..


Indeed, that's just a pipedream, Linux simply ain't good enough yet. And I am starting to doubt it ever will be, either, simply because there's so many different small groups pulling things in different directions and no coherent long-time plan whatsoever. Not to mention missing drivers and/or features; both of my laptops and my desktop would lose a few handfuls of hardware-features were I to transition to Linux, for example.

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RE[2]: Comment by andih
by moondevil on Wed 11th Jul 2012 08:25 in reply to "RE: Comment by andih"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

"I hope MS die, or at least suffer huge damages, and that linux and open/freeBSD takes over most of the market.

Well thats just dreaming I guess,..


Indeed, that's just a pipedream, Linux simply ain't good enough yet. And I am starting to doubt it ever will be, either, simply because there's so many different small groups pulling things in different directions and no coherent long-time plan whatsoever. Not to mention missing drivers and/or features; both of my laptops and my desktop would lose a few handfuls of hardware-features were I to transition to Linux, for example.
"

I've come to realize that Linux has the same fragmentation issues that made companies run away from commercial UNIX systems to Windows NT, before Linux was good enough to be used in the enterprise.

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RE: Comment by andih
by moondevil on Tue 10th Jul 2012 09:58 in reply to "Comment by andih"
moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Thom, optimistic that it will survive?

you realize that microsoft is just doing a lot of harm right? tech world would be much better off with MS as a small unimportant player, right?

The bigger share thats open source, the better for the users ;)

I hope MS die, or at least suffer huge damages, and that linux and open/freeBSD takes over most of the market.

Well thats just dreaming I guess,..


Then keep dreaming.

If Microsoft goes away, it will just get replaced by the next one. The same way as Microsoft took IBM's place, or IBM used to deal with DEC before.

There will all be companies like Microsoft. They just happen to be the current one that everyone loves to hate.

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