Home Messages Index
[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index

Re: Why Microsoft and Intel tried to kill the XO $100 laptop

On 2008-08-14, amicus_curious <ACDC@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> "Linonut" <linonut@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message 
> news:ZGXok.9513$rD2.4767@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>* nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx peremptorily fired off this memo:
>>   Gates's reaction was especially tasteless. Apart from being --
>>   like, apparently, everybody else rich, powerful or famous -- an
>>   old friend of Negroponte, he is the greatest philanthropist in the
>>   world. But even though he's stepped down as the head of
>>   Microsoft, he remains almost paranoiacally defensive of Windows.
> A rather silly assessment and only useful to show the author's bias. 
> Certainly Bill Gates would be assertive of Windows, it is the most 
> successful piece of software ever created.  I doubt that he sees any need at 

     Success can be defined in many ways and a great many of them don't
translate at all in to "love" or "admiration" by the common man.

     "Tolerated" would be a better way to put it.

     The sort of FUD that gets spread around here keeps many people in
a state of fear unwilling to even seriously consider alternatives that
might eliminate real problems they have with the product.

      For most people Windows is like part of the furniture and any
other OS (even one that doesn't torment them) would be thought of in
similar terms.

      ...and just to be clear: it was MS-DOS that was the success.

> all to be defensive about it.  That is just the author kidding himself into 
> believing that there is any chance to supplant it with anything but a newer 
> release of Windows. 

      Why is that in an allegedly capitalist free market?

      Everyone should be free to use whatever OS they want on whatever
day of the week they like without fear or uncertainty or doubt.

     Apple: Because a large harddrive is for power users.
	                                                         / | \

 Posted Via Usenet.com Premium Usenet Newsgroup Services

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
Author IndexDate IndexThread Index