[ILUG] good news hunting
martin at list-petersen.net
Sun May 2 13:24:20 IST 2004
Citat NW Dublin <linux at esatclear.ie>:
> Paul O'Malley wrote:
> >With the week that was in it, eXpo and all that. I just got a phone call
> >saying that there is an interesting headline in the technology section
> >of the Sunday Business Post.
> >I believe it says something like
> >The Ice Bird Cometh.
> >There is a picture of some guy called Bill,I ma lead to believe that he
> >has a software company that does not do the GPL :-) and in the
> >background there are a lot of Tuxs.
> >I sum this up as follows: Its Happening!
> >Paul O'Malley
> But for a bit more interest .....
> "Why Microsoft Wins" by Maurice "Microsoft" Martin
> "Give Linux a Chance" by Michael "lindows" Robertson
> You couldn't get much more of a contrast, and at least they balance the
> two barely hidden adverts against each other, but really the "Why
> Microsoft Wins" piece I think deserves a letter from linux.ie!
SNIP from "Why Microsoft Wins":
"If you look at the many Microsoft recent product releases and planned product
announcements over the last couple of years, each and every Microsoft product
offers open standards based capabilities - fully functioning, as standard, out
of the box. "
Open Standards ? To my knowledge those standards needed reverse engineering
before they were open (and M$ still tries to prevent it). Just to mention one
thing: SMB or the format of Word and PowerPoint documents.
They are getting more open about their "standards", but i wouldn't actually brag
about "every product offers open stanards based capabilities".
BOFH excuse #124:
user to computer ration too low.
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