Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft

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The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly

(Frank and Bill, you know I posted this just to get yer goats! ;) )

Behind the scenes in Microsoft's war against Linux
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159335-16.html?tag=nl.e433

Also:

Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159100-16.html

"Ubuntu must be giving Microsoft fits on the desktop. That's the only
reason I can come up with for Microsoft's LinkedIn search for a new
director of open-source strategy, with a focus on the desktop:

The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team
member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it
relates to open source competitors.

Given Red Hat's relative inaction on the desktop, this position likely
will focus on Novell and Canonical's Ubuntu, but of these two, only
Ubuntu's desktop is really catching the imagination of the market.

And, frankly, only Ubuntu is really changing the game around desktop
enough for Microsoft to need to staff a position to counter the threat.
Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop is good but it's somewhat staid
(i.e., enterprise-like): locked-down and very much conservative.

The Microsoft job description requires the candidate to "think
strategically [and to] put yourself in the mindset of our competitors."
In other words, the candidate needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft
with a free price tag, a global community of determined developers, and
absolutely no sacred profit cows like Windows or Office to protect.

Sounds like fun."

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"Software is like sex, it's better when it's free."
- Linus Torvalds

DRM and unintended consequences:
http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=435&tag=nl.e101
 
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measekite's Psychiatrist

Microsoft does need some competetion to be kept on their toes. That doesn't
mean that Ubuntu/Linux will take over anytime soon. By the time it does (if
ever) I will be retired and won't care.

Maybe in 10 years I'll be using Open Source on Ubuntu when I don't need to
work with other companies to share documents. Who knows.


"The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'"
 
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measekite

(Frank and Bill, you know I posted this just to get yer goats! ;) )

Behind the scenes in Microsoft's war against Linux
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159335-16.html?tag=nl.e433

Also:

Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159100-16.html

"Ubuntu must be giving Microsoft fits on the desktop. That's the only

In a way it is but Apple is really getting untracted.

reason I can come up with for Microsoft's LinkedIn search for a new
director of open-source strategy, with a focus on the desktop:

The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team
member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it
relates to open source competitors.

Given Red Hat's relative inaction on the desktop, this position likely
will focus on Novell and Canonical's Ubuntu, but of these two, only
Ubuntu's desktop is really catching the imagination of the market.

It is the most popular distro. Suise is also very good. Red Hat is
mainly for servers.
And, frankly, only Ubuntu is really changing the game around desktop
enough for Microsoft to need to staff a position to counter the threat.
Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop is good but it's somewhat staid
(i.e., enterprise-like): locked-down and very much conservative.

The Microsoft job description requires the candidate to "think
strategically [and to] put yourself in the mindset of our competitors."
In other words, the candidate needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft
with a free price tag, a global community of determined developers, and
absolutely no sacred profit cows like Windows or Office to protect.

Sounds like fun."
 
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Alias

The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'
wrote:
(Frank and Bill, you know I posted this just to get yer goats! ;) )

Behind the scenes in Microsoft's war against Linux
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159335-16.html?tag=nl.e433

Also:

Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159100-16.html

"Ubuntu must be giving Microsoft fits on the desktop. That's the only
reason I can come up with for Microsoft's LinkedIn search for a new
director of open-source strategy, with a focus on the desktop:

The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team
member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it
relates to open source competitors.

Given Red Hat's relative inaction on the desktop, this position likely
will focus on Novell and Canonical's Ubuntu, but of these two, only
Ubuntu's desktop is really catching the imagination of the market.

And, frankly, only Ubuntu is really changing the game around desktop
enough for Microsoft to need to staff a position to counter the threat.
Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop is good but it's somewhat staid
(i.e., enterprise-like): locked-down and very much conservative.

The Microsoft job description requires the candidate to "think
strategically [and to] put yourself in the mindset of our competitors."
In other words, the candidate needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft
with a free price tag, a global community of determined developers, and
absolutely no sacred profit cows like Windows or Office to protect.

Sounds like fun."

One of the first things I noticed about Win 7 was the badly imitated and
quite limited Compiz.

Alias
 
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measekite's Psychiatrist

Alias said:
One of the first things I noticed about Win 7 was the badly imitated and
quite limited Compiz.

Alias

One of the first things I noticed about Alias was he is a broke, foul mouth,
lying, troll.
 
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Alias

measekite's Psychiatrist said:
One of the first things I noticed about Alias was he is a broke, foul
mouth, lying, troll.

We know you have a problem with reality and for some reason you feel you
need to lie when Ubuntu is brought up but you don't have to keep
reminding us.

Alias
 
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measekite

On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 15:51:34 -0800, FBonWin7b1x64 wrote:

snip unrelated
Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159100-16.html

"Ubuntu must be giving Microsoft fits on the desktop. That's the only

In a way it is but Apple is really getting untracted.

reason I can come up with for Microsoft's LinkedIn search for a new
director of open-source strategy, with a focus on the desktop:

The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team
member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it
relates to open source competitors.

Given Red Hat's relative inaction on the desktop, this position likely
will focus on Novell and Canonical's Ubuntu, but of these two, only
Ubuntu's desktop is really catching the imagination of the market.

It is the most popular distro. Suise is also very good. Red Hat is
mainly for servers.
And, frankly, only Ubuntu is really changing the game around desktop
enough for Microsoft to need to staff a position to counter the threat.
Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop is good but it's somewhat staid
(i.e., enterprise-like): locked-down and very much conservative.

The Microsoft job description requires the candidate to "think
strategically [and to] put yourself in the mindset of our competitors."
In other words, the candidate needs to think about bludgeoning Microsoft
with a free price tag, a global community of determined developers, and
absolutely no sacred profit cows like Windows or Office to protect.

Sounds like fun."
 
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measekite's Psychiatrist

Alias said:
We know you have a problem with reality and for some reason you feel you
need to lie when Ubuntu is brought up but you don't have to keep reminding
us.

Alias

And you can take your "noble mission" and head on over to ubuntu forums and
try and help those sorry sacks who don't yet realize that they have a piece
of Shit OS that does nothing.
 
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Alias

measekite's Psychiatrist said:
And you can take your "noble mission" and head on over to ubuntu forums and
try and help those sorry sacks

Not necessary as the good folks in those forums are being taken care of
by Ubuntu experts. And, guess what, everyone there has heard of Ubuntu
but in this Vista group, new people appear all the time who haven't
heard of it. Hence, my noble mission.
who don't yet realize that they have a piece
of Shit OS that does nothing.

Again, why do you have to lie? What is it about Ubuntu that makes you
lie? Even your master at Redmond is imitating Ubuntu (badly, but
imitation is the highest form of flattery).

Alias
 
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Muad'Dib

Alias said:
The poster formerly known as 'The Poster Formerly Known as Nina DiBoy'
wrote:
(Frank and Bill, you know I posted this just to get yer goats! ;) )

Behind the scenes in Microsoft's war against Linux
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159335-16.html?tag=nl.e433

Also:

Ubuntu desktop apparently scares Microsoft
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10159100-16.html

"Ubuntu must be giving Microsoft fits on the desktop. That's the only
reason I can come up with for Microsoft's LinkedIn search for a new
director of open-source strategy, with a focus on the desktop:

The Windows Competitive Strategy team is looking for a strong team
member to lead Microsoft's global desktop competitive strategy as it
relates to open source competitors.

Given Red Hat's relative inaction on the desktop, this position likely
will focus on Novell and Canonical's Ubuntu, but of these two, only
Ubuntu's desktop is really catching the imagination of the market.

And, frankly, only Ubuntu is really changing the game around desktop
enough for Microsoft to need to staff a position to counter the
threat. Novell's Suse Linux Enterprise Desktop is good but it's
somewhat staid (i.e., enterprise-like): locked-down and very much
conservative.

The Microsoft job description requires the candidate to "think
strategically [and to] put yourself in the mindset of our
competitors." In other words, the candidate needs to think about
bludgeoning Microsoft with a free price tag, a global community of
determined developers, and absolutely no sacred profit cows like
Windows or Office to protect.

Sounds like fun."

One of the first things I noticed about Win 7 was the badly imitated and
quite limited Compiz.

Alias

LOL! "Badly imitated" is actually an understatement. The only things new
are the KDE looking panel, (Task bar), and view desktop deal on the far
rh side. No hot corners for flip 3D, no "Scale" type task switching, no
virtual desktops, etc, etc, etc. The View desktop bit only makes windows
go opaque so you can see the desktop, big whoop. Soon as you move the
mouse, everything goes solid again. About the only benefit I have found
from that is to view the side bar stuff. More WOW I guess. LOL I really
thought they would do more than they did, but no, I'm sure M$ fears
being accused of imitating Compiz, but so what? Most people couldn't
care less but instead, would LOVE it!

G'day
 

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