On 2009-02-20, Chris Ahlstrom <ahlstromc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
> this bit o' wisdom:
>> Microsoft's biggest threat: Linux
>> Recently, in a CNET interview about EMC, Ballmer again admitted that Linux is
>> the #1 threat to Microsoft. He said the same last year (link below).
>> Feeling the heat at Microsoft
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>| If I ask you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?
>>| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have
>>| to go with that.
> Actually, Microsoft's biggest enemy is themselves.
> Hubris in programmers, I can understand.
> Continual fsckups? No.
> "Microsoft is incapable of sustained error." Depends on the duration of
...some pundit describe them as a company that grew up never needing
to compete based on merit. So now they are this big corporate behemoth
that doesn't know how to do that and may never learn.
Nothing quite gives you an understanding of mysql's |||
popularity as does an attempt to do some simple date / | \
manipulations in postgres.