Monolithic OS upgrades are so over

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| But if I can find all the drivers I need for Ubuntu then I may well make a
| permanent switch asall other issues aside I do find the regular, bite-sized
| upgrades of Linux so much more palatable. And I suspect that increasingly
| businesses will warm to this taste too.

How worried should Microsoft be about open source?

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| Many governments are actively pushing people toward Linux, for political
| reasons. It?s not just code ownership. Ubuntu actually leads Microsoft in
| localization, having built teams in many languages ? India alone has hundreds
| of languages. Not all are official, on either a federal or state level. Open
| source lets local people deliver support for these languages.

He talks about Microsoft restoring XP as a sign of fear of Linux.


Microsoft Reveals Windows Vista SP1 Will Install XP

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| Elston said not only will the move improve customer satisfaction with Vista,
| but will allow the company to focus resources on the next operating system
| instead of the flailing Vista. *

Acer: PC industry 'disappointed' with Vista

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| Acer president Gianfranco Lanci became the first major PC manufacturer to
| openly attack Microsoft over the Windows Vista operating system in the
| Financial Times Deutschland on Monday. *
| Lanci said the operating system was riddled with problems and gave users and
| businesses no reason to buy a new PC, according to the report. Taiwan-based
| Acer is the world's fourth-largest PC manufacturer, after HP, Dell and
| Lenovo.
| "The whole industry is disappointed with Windows Vista," Lanci said.