Former Microsoft Employee: Linux is the future, even after Windows 7 release
Oct 28, 2009, 15:53 (7 Talkback[s])
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"Windows 7 likely won't convert any Apple users back, but it
could easily kill off Apple's growth. Reliability, the fodder for
most of the Mac versus PC ads, is something Microsoft has within
its power to mostly fix. I hear that Apple is one of the top
concerns inside Microsoft, but in Cupertino, Microsoft is the sort
of permanent nightmare that will cause Steve Jobs to have PTSD.
Behind any bluster about Windows 7, he must realize his position is
extremely precarious. What will their ads showcase next?
"If Apple is threatened by Windows 7, Linux is much less so.
Linux runs on the same inexpensive PC hardware, has a robust
worldwide community of programmers, less baggage, a better
development model, and can be acquired for free."