Microsoft Vista desktops don't play well with Linux servers.
J. Micah Grunert - Friday, August 31st, 2007 | 11:03AM (PST)
The Vista users of Lund over in Sweden can't access the Internet through
their Linux network.
Imagine, an entire city running its digital infrastructure on Linux.
Beautiful, right? Now imagine the frustration of Vista users when their
Microsoft OS denies them access to the Internet due to some small bug in
some Microsoft code.
The city of Lund, Sweden has been in the digital dark as Vista OS users
cannot gain Internet access through the city's Linux based communications
infrastructure. The company in charge if that city wide system, Lundis
Energi, had said that the problem persists because of a bug in some Vista
code. Lundis Energi also said that they are in no way willing to change
the configuration of their server to cope with the flaw.
On the flip side, Microsoft has to get into gear with increased
interoperability between Vista, Linux, XP, OSX, FreeBSD and every other
operating system choice available on the market today.
Besides, with Apache (a Linux type web server) being the dominant web
server with more than 50 percent market share world wide, Microsoft should
bow down just a little and open a window or two to help let the penguin
in. After all, only a third of the web servers on earth run Microsoft.