Looks like someone has made up some more aliases for the Wallybot. No doubt the idea is to make it look like this message board has more than two users.
Nails? Ever build any furniture?
But please don't change the subject. An operating system is a necessary foundation for any software. Which one you use makes a huge difference in efficiency, reliability, ease of software development, etc. In the early days, Microsoft's own developers compared the experience of developing on top of Linx very favorably with the hassles of working with Windows. Ever hear of the "Halloween Documents"? They are probably still available online.
A few years later, Microsoft tried to make Windows a more reasonable working environment by drastically reducing the size of the "API". In the end, that effort had to be abandoned. The exact reason was never spelled out publicly, so far as I know, but I could make some educated guesses. That and other difficulties made it very clear that, as late as 2005 or so, Microsoft was still struggling to learn how to develop an operating system. W7 made it appear that Microsoft had learned some lessons, but W8 proved otherwise.
Horsepucky. Android stands in the same relation to Linux as any edifice stands to its foundation. Remove the foundation and the building collapses. Any reasonably coded multitasking kernel? How many reasonably coded multi-tasking kernels ARE there in general use? All that I am aware of are in the Unix family of kernels, as is Linux.
Considering the huge number of anti-Windows viruses out there (tens of millions of distinct viruses by now, no doubt) Symantec's traditional approach to anti-virus protection by detecting "signatures" is breaking down. New approaches are required.
If you had bothered to read what Kaspersky actually said, he said that Windows Phone is comparatively clean precisely because it is unpopular. No system is invulnerable. iOS would be hard to defend because its security tools are not available to security teams such as those at Kaspersky; Android would be comparatively easy to defend if it were attacked because its tools are open source.
Try telling the truth sometime.
"The enterprise" is a tough nut to crack, as businesses tend to evolve slowly in their internal operations, especially where they have invested their own manpower in special-purpose software. Not surprising, then, that that is Microsoft's last remaining stronghold. But even that is yielding.
"Windows 8 has been harsh on PC makers, with the bottom falling out of the market.
"And in the process of trying to herd users into the Window Store, Lensing says, Microsoft "walked away" from "63 million mainstream PC buyers who value the PC because they want to do productivity" and not "spend all their time in the Windows Store."
"But while AMD is feeling confident, others aren't sharing that feeling, with analysts at IDC predicting PC shipments to fall 6.2 percent over the year.
"Whether PC owners upgrade their hardware or make it last for a few more years so they can spend their money on smartphones and Apple Watches remains to be seen. "
Microsoft management must be feeling like Ava Gabor's seventh husband. They know what to do, but they don't know how to make it exciting...
LOL the move away from Windows is underway. First is the move from Office on Windows to Office on Android. Then comes the move from Office to Google Apps on Android or Chromebook.
"Microsoft has its own mobile operating system and devices. Thanks to a variety of legal and strategic moves, though, Microsoft also owns a sizeable chunk of its largest competitor. Microsoft already generates significant revenue from Android and it is poised to rake in the cash from Android users thanks to a newly announced partnership to pre-install Microsoft Office and Skype apps on a wide variety of Android tablets.
"Microsoft revealed yesterday that it has entered a strategic agreement with 20 different Android OEMs—including Sony and LG—to install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, OneDrive and Skype on their Android tablets. A new LG tablet and the Sony Xperia Z4 are slated to come with the Microsoft apps pre-installed in the next 90 days.
" “Our strategic agreements with these partners demonstrate how Microsoft is leveraging the scale of the hardware ecosystem, and working with partners in new ways to deliver rich experiences to our customers,” said Microsoft’s Nick Parker in a blog post announcing the new relationships. “This is a cornerstone of our cross-platform services strategy, to bring an array of Microsoft services to every person on every device.”
Of course, the headline is not technically accurate, as the author acknowledges farther down the page.
What has happened is that Microsoft has acknowledged the dominance of Android/Linux and demoted itself to a developer/vendor of applications. The company is, as always, putting on a brave face.
"Research firm IDC reports that Chromebooks, which are almost entirely sold in the U.S., have essentially pushed Microsoft out of the education market, going from a zero market share in late 2012, when the devices were introduced, to an expected 70% by the end of the second quarter of 2015. In 2014, just over 7 million Chromebooks shipped into the education markets, reported Gartner, and IDC expects this figure to increase in 2015. "
Thank you for confirming what I've been saying. There is no point in posting here, because for one thing, there is no worthy opponent. I'm talking to a brick wall. You don't understand a single word I wrote or quoted.
"Microsoft Corp. threatened to close its research facilities in Britain if the government went ahead with plans to promote open-source software, one of David Cameron’s former advisers said.
"Steve Hilton, who was the prime minister’s director of strategy until 2012, told an event in London Wednesday that when the Conservative Party proposed shifting government computer systems to open standards, the software giant began intensive lobbying of members of Parliament. Open tools have few restrictions, allowing users to move away from expensive proprietary software contracts."
This sounds like Microsoft in the bad old days of Ballmer. Can't live with Open Source, can't live without it.
"Microsoft wants Windows 10 to be installed on one billion devices in the next three years, and as of today, Arduino and Raspberry Pi devices can become part of that.
LOL Microsoft is hopping on not only the Open Source software bandwagon, but also the Open Source hardware bandwagon, in a hopeless attempt to get back into the game...