Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Nov 2013 18:41 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
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The big story in The New York Times on November 20, 1985, concerned Hurricane Kate's advance as it smashed into northern Cuba and the Florida Keys before barreling north to threaten the Gulf Coast. But another big story -- for the technology world -- was about to unfold thousands of miles away in Las Vegas, where the Comdex trade show was getting under way.

Apple had grabbed headlines a year earlier with the introduction of its graphical Macintosh. Now, after two years of delays, Microsoft was finally ready to debut the much-promised Microsoft Windows.

It became the blueprint for many of Microsoft's new product launches. Early versions suck, but get progressively better over the years.

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Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 20:23 UTC
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2011-05-12

Most version 1 products sucked.

Apple TV for example, 2nd and 3rd generation are still updated, but the first not anymore since a long time. The first iPhone and iPad were either lacking features or got obsoleted much quicker than following generations.

First Android phone.

Linux sucked for some time.

I guess every version 1 (Windows, Linux, Android) sucked either from the start or when compared to 2nd and following generations (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV).

To be successful in this business you need a long breath (==money) and figure out the weaknesses in your product and fix them.

With Windows Microsoft took a very long time to get things right. Even though version 3 brought them success, it still sucked. Windows 3.11 and Windows 2000 were some bright spots I guess, but Windows 7 (or perhaps Vista + service packs) was the first Windows version that didn't suck. And then they released Windows 8!!!

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by moondevil on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:42 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
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2005-07-08

Linux sucked for some time.


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

That is why I keep it for server side development and my little netbook.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:45 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Indeed, but I consider Linux only for a server OS or to play around with. For those 2 things it is great.

I'm trying to replace the hard disk of my Windows 7 laptop with a SSD. Making an image was easy, putting it back not so. Oh well.

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by tylerdurden on Thu 21st Nov 2013 22:47 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2009-03-17


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.


You have to define a bit more what you mean by any of those terms. My linux laptop and android phone happily perform as well as any other system in any of those 3 areas you mentioned, and do so with plenty of mobility. But then again, I wasn't subscribed to Linux Journal so who knows...

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by unclefester on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 02:56 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
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2007-01-13

Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.


My (Windows 7) laptop runs perfectly on Xubuntu.

Desktop Linux has improved a great deal since 2004

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by abraxas on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 18:48 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
abraxas Member since:
2005-07-07

"Linux sucked for some time.


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.

That is why I keep it for server side development and my little netbook.

My main laptop uses Windows 7 and I was a Linux Journal subscriber from 1995 until 2004.
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I have to ask..in what respect does it suck for multimedia, 3D, and mobile? Those aspects of Linux are all fine for me but maybe you have different requirements. Those all did suck very much for a long time but they are quite good now...at least in my opinion.

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by ricegf on Fri 22nd Nov 2013 22:22 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
ricegf Member since:
2007-04-25

"Linux sucked for some time.


Still does if you are heavy into multimedia, 3D and mobile computing.
"

I dunno, my Nexus 4 Linux phone is rock solid thus far. Seems to be doing pretty good in the commercial mobile market, too - 81% last quarter, at least as reported by IDC.

Maybe you're using the wrong Linux distro?

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RE: Comment by MOS6510
by Fergy on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 17:10 in reply to "Comment by MOS6510"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Most version 1 products sucked.

Apple TV for example, 2nd and 3rd generation are still updated, but the first not anymore since a long time. The first iPhone and iPad were either lacking features or got obsoleted much quicker than following generations.

First Android phone.

Linux sucked for some time.

I guess every version 1 (Windows, Linux, Android) sucked either from the start or when compared to 2nd and following generations (iPad, iPhone, Apple TV).

To be successful in this business you need a long breath (==money) and figure out the weaknesses in your product and fix them.

With Windows Microsoft took a very long time to get things right. Even though version 3 brought them success, it still sucked. Windows 3.11 and Windows 2000 were some bright spots I guess, but Windows 7 (or perhaps Vista + service packs) was the first Windows version that didn't suck. And then they released Windows 8!!!

I think you have blinders on. Did the first big mac suck?

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RE[2]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Sat 23rd Nov 2013 18:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

I'm not an expert on fast food.

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