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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 23 Jul 2011 01:55 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> No apologies for Microsoft Windows
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>>| Recently I've had some discussion with colleagues about Mac OS X, Windows,
>>| and Linux in comparison to each other. Generally, I've found that most
>>| people agree that Mac OS X is more stable than Windows, and those that are
>>| familiar with Linux feel that it too is more stable than Windows. But after
>>| that being said, they come back with an apology for Microsoft stating that
>>| they (Microsoft) have to get Windows to run on fragmented hardware, whereas
>>| Apple standardizes the hardware and can therefore provide a more stable
>>| operating system for it, because there aren't nearly as many variations in
>>| hardware configurations.
> Linux has to deal with variations of hardware as well -- doubled in spades!
More so by far.
> Take-home message:
> Microsoft with its limited amount of employees that contribute to its own
> kernel, can't possibly keep up as everything is kept behind closed doors.
> While keeping its software proprietary will help Microsoft retain its
> grip on how Windows is distributed and ensure cash flow inbound, it
> ultimately hurts the Windows consumer with the limited amount of
> community resources that Microsoft has to put towards it. The amount of
> community support for the Linux kernel is virtually unlimited, however
> even Linus himself has made comments in the past about the amount of work
> to keep everything in line with the current amount of contributors.
And consider the number of different companies involved.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
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