"And what does Microsoft have to do with a few postes on this board?
"Microsoft's people can post favorable messages on this board, but Google's goons can't post FUD against Microsoft on this board?"
Well, now, that's just astonishing. I've been saying for years that clowns like you are "Microsoft's people". That's the first time any of you has so far forgotten himself as to admit in so many words that I've been right about that all along. Time to break out the champaign.
Thank you so much, you've made my day.
Anyone going to that much trouble to fabricate lies about Linux just shows how troubled Microsoft is about Linux.
I won't bother to refute it in detail, just point out that the nickname associated with Ubuntu 12.4 is not "Raging Rhinoceros". In any case, you misspelled "rhinoceros".
Could the same argument be made in reverse? To some extent. One difference is that there is no need to lie about Microsoft, the plain truth is damaging enough. There is no need to deny one's concern about Microsoft, it's the dead elephant in the room.
The "me too" company says "me too" yet again.
"Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has met with the founders of open source Android software company Cyanogen, The Information reports, citing a source who had been briefed by Microsoft.
"Cyanogen is the company behind the somewhat popular CyanogenMod software for Android phones. The open-source modification replaces the Android operating system with a range of extra features and customization options.
"At the moment, this type of operating system is of primary interest to geeks interested in open-source adventurism.
"However, if the Cyanogen operating system is better than Android — and if it came preloaded on a decent phone — it might take off. Every single Android app works on Cyanogen, so Cyanogen users can get the best of both open-source worlds.
"In other words, where Android is "open source," Cyanogen is "even more open source-ier." It is thus a confusing beast: Cyanogen is both a threat and an addition to Google's Android ecosystem."
I'm not using XP, so of course I'm not considering this.
"God only knows what's going to happen after a few rounds of updates."
--an excellent example of what has long been known as FUD -- Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Microsoft's time-honored propaganda technique for steering users away from something Microsoft doesn't want them to do.
Not only that, there are users who will go to a great deal of trouble to avoid Microsoft's latest offerings.
That you can't understand that just shows what I've been saying for a long time, that you don't have a functioning brain.
No, bozo, it proves that users who made the mistake of using XP are not willing to compound the mistake by moving to W8.
No, what it proves is that Windows users will go to a lot of trouble to avoid migrating to Microsoft's latest offerings.
"In May I commented that Windows XP is more difficult to kill than Wolverine and four months on it does indeed appear that the operating system was coded using Adamantium. How? Well despite having been discarded by Microsoft MSFT +0.01% in April, the 12 year old OS just received Service Pack 4.
"Needless to say this isn’t Microsoft demonstrating yet another generous act of utter stupidity, but the work of its diehard fanbase. Dubbed the ‘Unofficial Service Pack 4’, credit goes to Greece-based developer harkaz who started the project back in September 2013. The third beta has already been launched and, in true Microsoft fashion, a Release Candidate (RC) will be ready soon."
Even some die-hard Open Source fans have commented that XP is "not so bad". Microsoft's best work is clearly far behind it.
"Canonical says it has completed work with Microsoft on the software necessary for Windows Server to run on top of OpenStack and Ubuntu.
"The company behind the Debian-based Linux operating system has announced the availability of virtualised drivers that allow Windows guest OSes to run on KVM hypervisors and subsequently on the OpenStack cloud computing platform.
"The VirtIO drivers are designed to optimise the performance of a guest operating system running on an Ubuntu and OpenStack cloud, the company said in a blogpost. They are available for all current Windows Server editions, including Windows 2008R2, Windows 2012, and Windows 2012R2."
It appears Microsoft learned nothing from the years of antitrust litigation.
"Gone were the Days when Microsoft was genuine and deserved to be admired..."
There was never a time like that. Microsoft's first act as a company was to dumpster-dive for source code for a BASIC interpreter, which Bill Gates then scolded users for swapping among themselves.
LOL actually that's so plausible it's scary.
Maybe he'd also require fans to buy Lumia phones and bring them to games...
Actually, there's a more subtle, but very important, difference.
In Linux, you are not "root", the "super-user", by default, but can become root by declaring your intent to do so and proving your authority to do so. But upon doing so you do have complete control. It's your system.
In DOS/Windows, Microsoft is the ultimate controller. It's never said in so many words, except maybe in the EULA (and who really knows what that contains?) but the operating system is Microsoft's agent within your walls. That attitude has always been there, but becomes more obvious over time. In order to use the system, you must acquiesce in Microsoft's control and authority to do whatever it wants, and forgive in advance any harm it may do to you.
Right. By contrast, Unix/Linux was designed from the ground up as a multi-user system, with built-in safeguards to protect the user even against his own errors. Not perfect, but at least the intent was there from the beginning, and can be improved upon.
Where do you think the government gets the resources it "redistributes"?
Answer: From taxpayers.