[News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Innovates' by Copying Again, Playing Catch-up - Linux

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  1. [News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Innovates' by Copying Again, Playing Catch-up

    Windows Mobile 7 hopes to mimic iPhone; will fail just like Vista?

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    | Windows Mobile, the operating platform installed on most smartphones today,
    | is going to get revitalized in its 7th version. However, a set of insider
    | documents reveals that Microsoft is trying to invigorate Windows Mobile with
    | many of the same features and innovation that the iPhone now possesses. If
    | Microsoft goes this route, Windows Mobile 7 will follow in its big brother
    | Vista’s footsteps to certain failure.
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    http://mobileium.blogspot.com/2008/0...ic-iphone.html

    "The danger is that Microsoft is using strategic monopolistic pricing in the
    education market, with the government’s assistance, to turn our state
    university systems into private workforce training programs for Microsoft."

    --Nathan Newman


    Related:

    Windows Trying to Catch up!

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    | Win folks starts cloning with this pathetic attempt to recreate XGL with
    | this Yod'm 3D! The 3D Window Manager on Windows from CrystalXp
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Too slow, the desktop bar keeps on jumping out of place and on top
    | of all that it doesn't come with decent uninstall feature!!
    |
    | Advice Don't do it, want a professional cool looking and FREE O/S
    | get yourself Linux otherwise stick with your Windows Explorer!!
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    http://www.mjama.com/mjama/blog/inde...g-to-catch-up/


    Desktop dreaming

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    | There are Linux users that have little use for productivity suites, and
    | depend instead on a simple text editor, which has all the functions any one
    | man or woman could need, and makes files that everyone can read. *
    |
    | [...]
    |
    | Critics like to pretend that free software lacks innovation. This assumption
    | is given credibility on the desktop because we can't imagine a different
    | universe until we have stopped playing catch up with Windows, and have caught
    | a significant share of the Windows market on the desktop. *
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    http://tuxdeluxe.org/node/265


    This eWeek [on Servers]

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    | I asked Jason about Windows Server's newfound security: "The first time
    | I heard about this new feature," he said, "I thought it was clearly a
    | response to Linux.
    |
    | Windows Server 2008 isn't quite there yet, according to Jason's tests.
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    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1895,2134429,00.asp


    Analyzing Microsoft’s OS by Linux Standards

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    | Nevertheless, after the install and basic setup, it seemed to work okay.
    | Due to the size of the install DVD, I was expecting a full-featured OS
    | complete with good burning software, an office suite, etc.
    | What I got was entirely sub-par.
    | No decent cd-burning software was provided,
    | and I found that to get one, (Nero) I would have to pay extra.
    | Wow. With Ubuntu, I could get K3b for free, with the benefit
    | of it being open-source too. If that wasn’t bad enough, I noticed that all
    | images, fonts, and the desktop itself seemed skewed.
    | Hmm. Must be missing the display drivers. But before I contacted Gateway to
    | protest that the included OS didn’t come with display drivers, I decided to
    | browse it a bit more(after all, display isn’t a huge deal for the moment).
    | Now, I’ve seen XP in use before, so I had a general idea of how it was
    | supposed to work. After awhile, it dawned on me that my machine wasn’t
    | cutting it: I needed those drivers! The sound, wifi, display, and some
    | aspects of the MoBo and touchpad were either not operating to their full
    | capacity or not working at all. Now Ubuntu (my main OS) did sometimes need
    | drivers, especially for tv-cards and the like, but I had never had so many
    | necessary driver additons. Geez. And this is the OS that came with the
    | machine!
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    http://truefire.wordpress.com/2007/10/06/hello-world/

  2. Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft 'Innovates' by Copying Again, Playing Catch-up

    Roy Schestowitz espoused:
    > Windows Mobile 7 hopes to mimic iPhone; will fail just like Vista?
    >
    > ,----[ Quote ]
    >| Windows Mobile, the operating platform installed on most smartphones today,
    >| is going to get revitalized in its 7th version. However, a set of insider
    >| documents reveals that Microsoft is trying to invigorate Windows Mobile with
    >| many of the same features and innovation that the iPhone now possesses. If
    >| Microsoft goes this route, Windows Mobile 7 will follow in its big brother
    >| Vista?s footsteps to certain failure.
    > `----
    >
    > http://mobileium.blogspot.com/2008/0...ic-iphone.html
    >
    > "The danger is that Microsoft is using strategic monopolistic pricing in the
    > education market, with the government?s assistance, to turn our state
    > university systems into private workforce training programs for Microsoft."
    >
    > --Nathan Newman
    >


    Hahah! Wince is going to be as bloated as Vista... amazing!

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