Re: Things that Longhorn seems to be doing right

jlnance_at_unity.ncsu.edu
Date: 10/30/03

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    On Wed, Oct 29, 2003 at 07:34:19PM -0600, Joseph Pingenot wrote:

    > I don't see any reason why we *shouldn't* look at the problem and try to
    > do it. What reasons do you see for not persuing the problem to its
    > inevitible implementation?

    Well I am not qualified to comment on this particular technology, I have
    not investigated it enough to understand what it is trying to accomplish.

    But there is a danger in letting MS marketing drive the direction of our
    OS. Particularly since, as you note in another post, working on project
    X means that project Y suffers due to lack of developer attention. I
    dont think that the MS idea of what a computer should be look bear much
    resembelence to what I want mine to look like. Which is why I started
    using Linux.

    Unfortunatly, we probably dont really have a choice. MS has enough market
    share that we must emulate not only their good, but even their bad ideas
    if we want Linux to be used by people other than those who develop it.

    my $0.02

    Jim
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