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Re: [opensuse] 'Goes along with those mad at Novell/SUSE and leave.
  • From: Mike McMullin <mwmcmlln@xxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 11:59:26 -0500
  • Message-id: <1167152367.8592.24.camel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Mon, 2006-12-25 at 18:46 -0500, Fred A. Miller wrote:
> On Monday December 25 2006 10:47 am, Mike McMullin wrote:
> > > But Ken, your federal government must have used some other OS before
> > > switching to Linux which means that 'they' are a fickle lot and will
> > > switch from Linux at a drop of a hat. If they abandoned the other OS
> > > then they will abandon Linux given the appropriate excuses.
> >
> > Part of it is cost, part of it is security. The release of Vista
> > seems to indicate the end of the MS monolithic desktop, can their server
> > software be far behind?
>
> I question if Vista really is the "end" of the MS momolithic desktop. From my
> brief hands on with it, I'd disagree. ;)

(MS)ZD-Net was commenting that the length of time and cost to produce
Vista could mark this type of softwares end. Supposedly there was a team
of 12 to 25 individuals just to handle the log-out/switch user aspect.
Either end of that number seems a good deal of folk.

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