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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

14 Apr 2007

Open Source Windows?

Long time commentator Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols makes an interesting if impractical suggestion to Mr Gates: "save Vista, opens source it". It's very unlikely that Microsoft would even consider this, but Steven has made some fair observations on the rather lack-lustre performance of Windows Vista.

Vista just isn't selling well: it's expensive and slow, and the only people getting it are people buying new computers - and even then people are now asking for Windows XP in preference. Both Mac and Linux are continuing to increase in market share and both of them are proving to be more secure, easier to use and much prettier. Other than Microsoft's monopoly, Windows doesn't have a lot going for it.

Even a tame Microsoft shill: The Guardian have an article out this week advocating Linux over Windows, because it just works... "Read me first : Why Linux is the perfect system for people who hate computers".

Pedesagittry II

Apparently in the French edition of PBP this phrase comes out as "fusillade auto-podale".