Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. (Frank and Bill, you know I posted this just to get yer goats! ;) )

    Behind the scenes in Microsoft's war against Linux
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159335-16.html?tag=nl.e433

    Also:

    Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159100-16.html

    "Ubuntu must be giving Microsoft fits on the desktop. That's the only
    reason I can come up with for Microsoft's LinkedIn search for a new
    director of open-source strategy, with a focus on the desktop:

    The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team
    member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it
    relates to open source competitors.

    Given Red Hat's relative inaction on the desktop, this position likely
    will focus on Novell and Canonical's Ubuntu, but of these two, only
    Ubuntu's desktop is really catching the imagination of the market.

    And, frankly, only Ubuntu is really changing the game around desktop
    enough for Microsoft to need to staff a position to counter the threat.
    Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop is good but it's somewhat staid
    (i.e., enterprise-like): locked-down and very much conservative.

    The Microsoft job description requires the candidate to "think
    strategically [and to] put yourself in the mindset of our competitors."
    In other words, the candidate needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft
    with a free price tag, a global community of determined developers, and
    absolutely no sacred profit cows like Windows or Office to protect.

    Sounds like fun."

    --
    "Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
    - Linus Torvalds

    DRM and unintended consequences:
    http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
     
    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly , Feb 10, 2009
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  2. Microsoft does need some competetion to be kept on their toes. That doesn't
    mean that Ubuntu/Linux will take over anytime soon. By the time it does (if
    ever) I will be retired and won't care.

    Maybe in 10 years I'll be using Open Source on Ubuntu when I don't need to
    work with other companies to share documents. Who knows.


    "The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
     
    measekite's Psychiatrist, Feb 10, 2009
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  3. The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

    measekite Guest

    In a way it is but Apple is really getting untracted.

    It is the most popular distro. Suise is also very good. Red Hat is
    mainly for servers.
     
    measekite, Feb 10, 2009
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    Alias Guest

    The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'
    wrote:
    One of the first things I noticed about Win 7 was the badly imitated and
    quite limited Compiz.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Feb 11, 2009
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  5. One of the first things I noticed about Alias was he is a broke, foul mouth,
    lying, troll.
     
    measekite's Psychiatrist, Feb 11, 2009
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    Alias Guest

    We know you have a problem with reality and for some reason you feel you
    need to lie when Ubuntu is brought up but you don't have to keep
    reminding us.

    Alias
     
    Alias, Feb 11, 2009
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    measekite Guest

    On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:51:34 -0800, FBonWin7b1x64 wrote:

    snip unrelated
    In a way it is but Apple is really getting untracted.

    It is the most popular distro. Suise is also very good. Red Hat is
    mainly for servers.
     
    measekite, Feb 11, 2009
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  8. And you can take your "noble mission" and head on over to ubuntu forums and
    try and help those sorry sacks who don't yet realize that they have a piece
    of Shit OS that does nothing.
     
    measekite's Psychiatrist, Feb 11, 2009
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    Alias Guest

    Not necessary as the good folks in those forums are being taken care of
    by Ubuntu experts. And, guess what, everyone there has heard of Ubuntu
    but in this Vista group, new people appear all the time who haven't
    heard of it. Hence, my noble mission.
    Again, why do you have to lie? What is it about Ubuntu that makes you
    lie? Even your master at Redmond is imitating Ubuntu (badly, but
    imitation is the highest form of flattery).

    Alias
     
    Alias, Feb 11, 2009
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    Muad'Dib Guest

    LOL! "Badly imitated" is actually an understatement. The only things new
    are the KDE looking panel, (Task bar), and view desktop deal on the far
    rh side. No hot corners for flip 3D, no "Scale" type task switching, no
    virtual desktops, etc, etc, etc. The View desktop bit only makes windows
    go opaque so you can see the desktop, big whoop. Soon as you move the
    mouse, everything goes solid again. About the only benefit I have found
    from that is to view the side bar stuff. More WOW I guess. LOL I really
    thought they would do more than they did, but no, I'm sure M$ fears
    being accused of imitating Compiz, but so what? Most people couldn't
    care less but instead, would LOVE it!

    G'day
     
    Muad'Dib, Feb 11, 2009
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