Sorry, I can't verify that "quote" this morning, because the Forbes website has been defaced by the "Syrian Electronic Army" (SEA). Must be using Microsoft software...
As expected, another challenger to Microsoft's "dominance" in the enterprise computing market.
Like Google, Facebook has the advantage of an already substantial presence in the world of computing. It's a well known company, everybody has heard of it, and a billion or so people use it.
Also of interest is the fact that, like Google, Facebook's software base is Linux.
The PC is going the way of the mainframe. I.e. it may never disappear entirely, but it is no longer where the mass market is. Chromebook is gnawing away at Microsoft's core market, and only getting started. No doubt it will be joined by other, similar products and clones by various hardware vendors. I just bought a Samsung Chrombook myself, and it looks very promising.
Amazing the amount of chatter this post has provoked. But it really shouldn't be surprising. Softie shills have been disparaging the mainframe for a very long time. But, like most other things Microsoft claims to have destroyed, the mainframe lives on.
And, by the way, Microsoft seems on its way to join the mainframe on the margins of the computing industry.
"Obama has instilled in many the idea that laws need not be followed and we can see where he has taken the country and race relations in that regard."
Agreed. Once we had a government of laws, not of men. It was never perfect, but it has stood up very well, and it was responsible for the extraordinary stability of our government, compared to those of other nations. We now have nearly the oldest continuously functioning government in the world. But Obama is doing his best to destroy it.
Agreed. I was a satisfied Skype user for years. Then Microsoft bought it, and ruined it.
In other words, the news out of Micro Focus doesn't even remotely resemble what one deluded softie shill wishes he could read into it.
"Attachmate merger with Micro Focus to be completed this week
"The process for SUSE Linux to blend into the British mainframe computer group Micro Focus will be completed by Thursday, 20 November, according to SUSE president and general manager Nils Brauckmann."
BTW the Chromebook I ordered has arrived, and I'm enjoying exploring its capabilities.
"We believe the 'new' Microsoft will look very much like the 'old' Microsoft for some time," DiFucci said in his report. He noted that the majority of Microsoft's operating profit is still tied to PCs and sees Google (NASDAQ:GOOGL) Chromebooks and tablets eating into Windows' computing share.
"Microsoft shares have rallied sharply over the past year, driven by expectations for improved operational performance due to new management and the influence of activist shareholders. However, we believe the underlying issues are more related to challenging fundamentals that persist today," DiFucci said.
"Just calling it a parody doesn't make it one..."
Being unable to recognize a parody for what it is does make you an illiterate and an idiot, however.
There's a reason I hadn't heard about that: It's because it will not affect me at all.
First, you haven't said what KIND of "intellectual property" -- Trademark? Trade secrets? Copyright? Patents? None of those connected with Unix affect Linux.
The full title is "Anarchism Triumphant: Free Software and the Death of Copyright". I haven't finished reading it, but already it is clear why it frightens you. For one thing, it's far too deep for you to understand.
As to "dotCommunist Manifesto" I didn't bother with the video, but glanced at the essay he wrote, under that title. Sheesh, if you can't tell a parody when you see one, you really need to educate yourself. I'd suggest you sit down and actually read it. You will discover that it makes an entirely different point from Marx's screed.
Quoting the reasonse given:
"Carolyn Cheng, senior vice president of Business Services at Royal LePage tells us Royal thought Google was better for three reasons:
"* Google Apps was easier to use with no learning curve, she said. The "Google Apps suite was more integrated, not hard to learn. You could start a Google Hangout from Gmail, collaborate on a document."
"* Google was especially easy to use on all sorts of mobile devices, which is important for real estate agents. "When transitioning from a desktop, to a tablet, to a mobile device, all of Google's apps were better integrated on mobile," Cheng said.
"* Perhaps most interesting, Google came across as "more innovative," she said, which is important to Royal since it bills itself as a cutting-edge real estate company. By that she meant that Google was adding new features and helpful features at a really fast pace."
This last is especially apt. Microsoft has never really been innovative. It talks the talk, but doesn't walk the walk.