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Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft CTO Quits!!!

On Wed, 26 Nov 2008 01:49:36 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

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> ____/ Sandeep Kumar on Tuesday 25 November 2008 17:06 : \____
>> On Tue, 25 Nov 2008 00:54:40 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> Microsoft, like many other companies, hardly launches new products at the
>>> moment (some plans are being can-celled). Market demand is low, so it's too
>                                 ^^^^^^^^^^ called off (weird typo)
>>> risky.
>>> This doesn't affect free software development for obvious reasons, which
>>> puts it on a position of advantage.
>> Actually it is affecting the free software movement because much of this
>> software is being written by person's utilizing their spare time. Many of
>> these people are now losing their day jobs and do not have the time nor
>> motivation to be writing free software when they are spending most of their
>> time searching for a new job.In my own company we have recently had to let
>> go several thousand workers,mostly information technology types.
> That's a valid concern, but people who hunt for jobs need to practice and brush
> up programming skills. Contributing to F/OSS is one way.

I do not see this occuring.People need to feed their families and in this
economy and our chosen field of information technology jobs are very scarce
> Another thing is, F/OSS sites see a rise in volume/activity/traffic because
> companies move away from pricey software and hire people with the
> corresponding skills.
Possbily in time however right now budgets are frozen and contracts are
being canceled or postponed.We have just canceled orders with several big
companies because our budgets have been frozen.My personal feeling is that
open source software should be a goal we shoot for.My company is currently
using Linux on the front and back ends of the operation and we have had
several proposals for a completes or almost completes migration to Linux
but they have been put on hold because in truth we are living for the
moment. I work for a Fortune 100, in fact a Fortune 50 company and we are
in serious troubles right now.My advice to neo's is to learn all you can
about Linux or Free BSD or even OSX because Microsoft is in trouble and as
soon as the economy smooths out, these frozen budgets will be let loose and
the name of the game is going to be lean and mean and Linux is a perfect
fit for that situation.
> - -- 
>                 ~~ Best of wishes
Right back to you!

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