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Re: Cisco: "Vista is scary"

  • Subject: Re: Cisco: "Vista is scary"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2006 13:02:18 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: schestowitz.com / ISBE, Manchester University / ITS / Netscape / MCC
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__/ [ BearItAll ] on Tuesday 19 September 2006 09:48 \__

> Ramon F Herrera wrote:
>> -Ramon F Herrera
> "The company [MS] wants [EU] regulators to set clear guidelines as to what
> it can include in the operating system, but the Commission will say only
> that Microsoft must abide by its competition rules"
> It's like a robber saying 'I robbed this bank, but the law didn't
> specifically tell me that I couldn't rob this one, matey'. The robber must
> abide by the law, not the law tell the robber what he specifically can and
> can't do.
> Cisco are likely to join in the 'Vista is unsafe therefore buy our
> products' brigade. But I can't help feeling that they are right again this
> time, as they were right about XP (they said simmilar about XP and were one
> of those asking for more intelligent seperation between user levels.
> Because the 'Standard' user is so limiting that even those that know about
> it don't use it).

Bear, I don't think that Cisco is trying to FUD Microsoft, to be honest with
you. In fact, these two racers in the oligopoly are liaising to make each
other stronger... essentially by locking others out, unilaterally agreeing
on 'protocols'.

Why the world needs openness, not interoperability.

,----[ Quote ]
| This NAC/NAP lovefest would be laughable if it weren't such
| a kick-in-the-teeth to the rest of the industry, enterprise IT, and
| all Internet users. A Cisco/Microsoft oligopoly stalls implementation,
| stifles innovation, and makes the network less secure. In this way, Cisco
| and Microsoft are standing in the way of progress.


Cisco makes news with big partners

,----[ Quote ]
| Cisco Systems, known for its aggressive acquisition strategy, is pushing 
| forward with its partnership program as it announces the completion of a 
| security platform with Microsoft and a new marketing partnership with 
| business software company SAP.


So it's likely that woes over Vista are genuine. Also see the following:

Will Vista stall Net traffic?

,----[ Quote ]
| Thanks to new directory software, Windows Vista could put a greater load
| on Internet servers. But experts disagree over whether we're headed for a
| prime-time traffic jam or insignificant slowdown.


Best wishes,


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