Horsepucky. HP does not own Debian. However, the YouTube series of videos is quite interesting in that it gives a sense of how long and how deeply HP has been involved with support of Debian. The tension between HP and Microsoft now makes more sense.
Incidentally, such corporate support of Linux is not unique, by any means. Something like 75% (IIRC) of support for Linux development comes from various corporations in the industry. One of them is Microsoft.
Yeah, and three years into development of Vista, Microsoft had to throw all its work overboard and start over from scratch -- telling the world loud and clear that Microsoft had no idea how to manage an OS development process. That was about 2003, as I recall.
Not important, one might say. But one more instance of the foot-in-mouth syndrome afflicting most softie shills. The company seriously needs to get out of its own way.
Great, I'll keep that in mind. :) But it will be some time before I have something to show/test.
I can't make that claim, I was forced to use Windows until much more recently. Nevertheless to make Windows usable I had to install Cygwin, Firefox, Thunderbird, Python etc. For a few years I've used Ubuntu (installed by Dell) but now in process of switching to Debian (from which Ubuntu is derived). Ubuntu is just too "user friendlly" i.e. too much like Windows and becoming more so with each release, therefore less useful for actual development work.
I'm becoming a bit more daring, going with open source hardware as well -- Debian on Arduino. Likely I will end up with my own derivative of Debian, which may be different enough to be worth publishing as a new distro. That won't be innovation for its own sake, but a result of a different approach to application development, which I will likely need legal advice from FSF about. I don't want to keep it to myself but to let everyone use it, but at the same I want to guard against someone like Microsoft stealing it from me through patent-based extortion.
Admirably precise choice of wording. It is not to be believed, because it isn't true.
Yeah, what this guy spews reads like psychotic stream-of-consciousness. What in blazes is he going on about? Does he himself know?
"How any analyst could predict slowing of anything Microsoft like Windows Pro means somebody is a dummy."
Learn how to construct a sentence in English.
I'm using a laptop, bought through Dell's website, running Ubuntu factory installed, despite softie shills' lies to the effect that to make such a purchase is impossible.
I don't worry about the by-now countless millions of viruses swarming the Web and targeting Windows PC's exclusively.
No, YOU are the idiot. T he New York Stock Exchange is based on Linux. So are an increasing number of other stock exchanges around the world. So are nearly all of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. So are about 85% of the smartphones out there.
So are the most forword-thinking corporations in the world, such as Google, Facebook, etc. The USPS has been sorting the mail with Linux for years. Etc.
By lying about such obvious FACTS, you only show how frightened Microsofties are of Linux.
"I don't have to tell you which part of the post is a lie..."
LOL what a clown you are. SCO made the same argument in court; i.e. claimed that SCO didn't have to provide any evidence to support its lawsuit against IBM, because IBM already knew what it had done wrong, and should be compelled by the court to provide evidence against itself, in the "discovery" process. Needless to say, the judge had a good laugh at that.
"I count 4 major lies in your post..."
You can count? That's news to me.
You didn't specify what in my post is false, just asserted there were falsehoods. In other words, you didn't say anything at all. Why do you bother to post without saying anything?
"Microsoft's Windows Phone is a fine platform with a huge app problem.
"Popular apps available for iOS and Android simply aren't there for Windows Phone.
"Worse, Microsoft's app store is filled with fakes and ripoffs — and some of those are among the 100 most popular.
"A 30-page report published today by Jackdaw Research highlights how bad the situation is."
Economists have been predicting we would reach that point for 15 or 20 years, so it's no surprise. It was only a question of exactly when we would get there.
China has about 4.6 times our population, last I checked, so if China has reached parity with our GDP, then their GDP per capita is still less than 1/4 of ours.