Ms goes out to ward people off Linux (1 Viewer)

KB824

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Sep 16, 2003
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Welcome to the Coke Vs. Pepsi wars of the 21st century.


Obviously, Microsoft sees Linux as a threat, or they wouldn't even bother with this.
 

Henry

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Sep 30, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Alex ] ++
They would not disclose their anti-Linux-advertising budget :D
haha! surprise surprise :rolleyes:
but this may get a lot of people to go to Linux because they hate microsoft so much!
 

mikhail

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Jan 24, 2003
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That's a good point Henry - this might be the biggest, cheapest advertising drive Linux ever undertook! Think of all those people who've barely heard of Linux. Some of them will look into it if Microsoft start making a fuss about it.
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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Dont really see the point in this... Microsoft dont need to, Linux hasnt got the appeal for your average pc user.

Personally, I'd take longhorn over linux everytime
 
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Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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It's not about your average pc user, Paul. :) Windows has all the power they want in that field, this is about the corporate market..

Btw isn't that a little rash when you don't even know what Longhorn is going be like? :)
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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It's not about your average pc user, Paul. :) Windows has all the power they want in that field, this is about the corporate market..

Btw isn't that a little rash when you don't even know what Longhorn is going be like? :)
You havent used longhorn?
 
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Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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Considering that it's not even in alpha and most of the announced new features haven't even been written, no I have not. It's not scheduled until 2005...
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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++ [ originally posted by Gandalf ] ++

why are you sad..?
It's more of a sigh. tsk tsk, microsoft. I think the Simpsons episode where Bill Gates goes and 'negotiates' with Homer's internet company was correct, though on a smaller scale.
 

Respaul

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Jul 14, 2002
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Considering that it's not even in alpha and most of the announced new features haven't even been written, no I have not. It's not scheduled until 2005...
So your saying the development longhorn build 4051 that thousands of people are currently experimenting with isnt real... uhmm ok
 
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Martin

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Dec 31, 2000
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So your saying the development longhorn build 4051 that thousands of people are currently experimenting with isnt real... uhmm ok
That's not the point. The point is that Longhorn so far is a new layout and some eyecandy but people expect (and MS has announced) a lot more by 2005 when it's released.

EDIT: Ok, let me ask you then.. does your copy have WinFS? A filesystem indexed with a database to make file seeking/categorizing faster?
 

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