Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Jan 2006 12:55 UTC
Humor When Steve Jobs returned to Apple in 1997, Micheal Dell was asked what he would do to fix Apple. Dell replied: "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders." Following Friday's news that Apple had surpassed Dell's value of $71.97 billion, Jobs wrote an email to his staff: "Team, it turned out that Michael Dell wasn't perfect at predicting the future. Based on today's stock market close, Apple is worth more than Dell. Stocks go up and down, and things may be different tomorrow, but I thought it was worth a moment of reflection today." Who said capitalism is humourless?
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RE: A few answers
by DeadFishMan on Tue 17th Jan 2006 04:09 UTC in reply to "A few answers"
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2006-01-09

Also to the guy talking about the search feature, I think I read about that for longhorn before macos, but I might be wrong? My guess is Apple implemented it much faster than Microsoft implemented their whole new OS, but on the other side Microsofts filesystem and everything around it is waaay more advanced than what Apple did with spotlight, you can't compare them.

I get sick everytime that someone brings WinFS to the table as an argument against this or that OS. For godīs sake... WinFS was promised to be released with Chicago (as Windows 95 was known back then). Thatīs more than 10 years ago!!! But it never stopped the MS pundits from throwing it as an argument when people mentions the superior FS that BeOS had 08 years ago or so, or the incredible features of ReiserFS (arguably the most powerful filesystem in existance with its plugins) or how wonderful Appleīs Spotlight is (even if it heavily inspired on BeFS and Googleīs utility, expanding a bit from their original concepts).

Microsoft keep saying how WinFS is going to shake grounds but the fact is that they dropped it once again from their major OS release in a half decade. Even if it is stated to be included on a Service Pack for Vista, I think that we should hold our judgement until we can finally see it in action. But then, if it is going to run atop of a SQL Server installation (donīt know if thatīs still true), I wouldnīt expect a speed demon.

Please, leave WinFS out of any conversation regarding current filesystems. Thank you!

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RE[2]: A few answers
by n4cer on Tue 17th Jan 2006 06:52 in reply to "RE: A few answers"
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2005-07-06

I get sick everytime that someone brings WinFS to the table as an argument against this or that OS. For godīs sake...

The poster yoou were responding to was correct as far as timeline, and if he's a developer WinFS may be current for him as it's in Beta.

But then, if it is going to run atop of a SQL Server installation (donīt know if thatīs still true), I wouldnīt expect a speed demon.

WinFS isn't going to run atop a SQL Server installation. It uses several technologies from SQL Server.

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