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.