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Microsoft smokescreen

2001-06-04 15:09:21+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

Yes, Ballmer sounds like a lunatic with his "Linux is the anti-christ" spiel, but there's no reason for Microsoft to be making all of this anti-Open Source noise except as a smokescreen. Pay attention to the web services issues. Pay attention to the subscription models that they're implementing. These are the real issues that they're attempting to divert attention from!

[ related topics: Free Software Web development Microsoft Open Source ]

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:45+00 by: ebradway

The move to subscription model software licensing has pushed me over the barrier. I'm now running Linux at home and work. I keep WinME on my laptop but will be looking at a PS2 or GameCube for games instead of using a PC. And the money I'll save not buying new hardware all the time to keep up with the Microsoft bloat I can add to my daughter's college fund. My dual-Celeron 400 with 256MB of RAM will last five more years as a home Linux box and my dual PIII 600 will last the same timespan for a work machine. I'm sure with the 2.4 kernel, I could even get away with running Linux on my P266 laptop with 140MB RAM.

I saw a blurb about IBM's DB2 on Linux outperforming some of the recent Win2K/SQL Server 2K TPC benchmarks. I may be moving away from Sybase soon but we'll likely stick to Linux for the foreseeable future.

#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:45+00 by: ebradway

On an interesting note: sometime around 1991 Dan tried to turn me onto Linux, Ultimate Frisbee, and even discussed autocrossing a few times. It took me a decade to get it...