Linux-Watch: Top Five Things Microsoft Can Learn from Linux
Jul 29, 2006, 04:00 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Last week, I listed the Top five things Linux can learn from
Microsoft. Well, it's a two-way street: Microsoft could really
stand to learn a few things from Linux, too.
"Yes, I know I sound like a crackpot to some of you, since most
of you are reading this on a Windows-based PC. But, consider if you
will, just how late Microsoft always is with its software releases.
Think about how Microsoft applications are known for having all the
security of an open door. Contemplate how Linux is chewing away at
the server market and starting to become a real player on the
desktop. Finally, let's not forget that Apple, with its new
Intel-based Macs has come back from its near-death desktop
experience to starting to gain desktop popularity again..."