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Linux Continues to Define the Future of Computing While Microsoft Follows

Oct 31, 2008, 20:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jim Zemlin)

"Monday: Microsoft starts its week with a front page story in the Wall St. Journal titled, "Microsoft Battles Low-Cost Rival for Africa." In the article Microsoft is documented engaged in questionable practices against a Linux competitor that is springing up across Africa not because of any corporate conspiracy, but because it is free and open.

"Tuesday: Microsoft reveals "Windows 7" which is widely regarded as an attempt to right the wrong that is Vista. Headlines were brutal: Infoworld: "Windows 7: The 'dog food' tastes bad", Dallas News: "Microsoft previews Windows 7, and it looks like...Vista", Computerworld: "Is Windows 7's new UAC just lipstick on a pig?" and "Windows 7, Office 14 to create bigger lame ducks than George W. Bush."

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