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Re: Excuses Microsoft Apologists Make

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____/ TomB on Saturday 23 Jul 2011 08:18 : \____

> On 2011-07-23, the following emerged from the brain of Chris Ahlstrom:
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>>> No apologies for Microsoft Windows
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>| 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.
>>> `----
>>> http://www.zdnet.co.uk/blogs/the-open-source-revolution-10014902/no-apologies-for-microsoft-windows-10023578/
> And Linux has to support 'fragmented' (why not say 'a wide variety of'
> instead?) hardware, with far less support from the industry, and
> sometimes even with explicit sabotage (see the recent ACPI-related
> postings).


>> Linux has to deal with variations of hardware as well -- doubled in spades!
>> 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.
> Who said this?

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