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[News] Windows Carries on Dropping in Share, GNU/Linux Gains Without "Carnival of Publicity"

  • Subject: [News] Windows Carries on Dropping in Share, GNU/Linux Gains Without "Carnival of Publicity"
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 03 Dec 2009 10:26:53 +0000
  • Followup-to: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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bug one resolved, at least in one mall, thanks to Apple

,----[ Quote ]
| With Linux offerings from HP, Dell, and 
| Lenovo, the big names are covered. Heck, it 
| is not hard to find a eeePC running Linux 
| if you really want one. How about Penguin 
| Computing, Linux Certified, System 76, 
| Zareason, and other countless Linux 
| specialty or Linux friendly white box 
| vendors? All of these companies would not 
| be in business if there was no money to be 
| made by competing with Microsoft. Once 
| ChromeOS kicks in, it will be all over for 
| Microsoft Windows.


Bells & Whistles

,----[ Quote ]
| Watching the carnival of publicity for both 
| Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Windows 7, I 
| canât help but think that the world has 
| forgotten just what an operating system is 
| for. An operating system should not be a 
| big feature of a computer. An operating 
| system should instead be the platform that 
| enables you to get on with using the 
| computer in question, with the minimum of 
| fuss and intrusion. Sure, itâs good to have 
| useful tools and features in there, but 
| surely the purpose of such features is as 
| an add-on, so that the user can pick what 
| they intuitively require. If it needs a 
| press release and several big-money 
| presentations to explain why someone needs 
| a particular extra or gizmo, then thereâs a 
| compelling argument that they donât need it 
| in the first place.



Apple's Mistake

,----[ Quote ]
| I don't think Apple realizes how badly the
| App Store approval process is broken. Or
| rather, I don't think they realize how much
| it matters that it's broken.
| The way Apple runs the App Store has harmed
| their reputation with programmers more than
| anything else they've ever done. Their
| reputation with programmers used to be
| great. It used to be the most common
| complaint you heard about Apple was that
| their fans admired them too uncritically.
| The App Store has changed that. Now a lot of
| programmers have started to see Apple as
| evil.

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