Re: Golden Moment Lost For Making "Vista Killer" Linux or OS-X - What a WASTE
- From: Luminoso <luminoso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 05 May 2007 06:02:41 GMT
Luminoso <luminoso@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
mike <spamme9@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Wouldn't hurt if manufacturers got a little more enthusedYou're the CEO of Nvidia. You write a letter to Bill Gates.
over OS-X and Linux and supplied their own drivers. But
why SHOULD they since 90+ percent have little alternative
but to stick with Winders ? Almost a chicken/egg sort of
problem. No software = no users and no users = no software.
Our new line of video cards supports open source. We have drivers
for linux and OSX. We enthusiastically support full video capability
without DRM limitations. We have NOT implemented the mandated Vista
restrictions. We trust that this will not impact the other 99% of our
existing business based on our existing partnership with Microsoft...
If you were the CEO of a graphics vendor, what would you do?
Bill already owns the software. Vista will give him the hardware...
AND control of content.
This is a dark day for Linux.
And as soon as the content owners wake up and realize that Gates
has them by the balls, it will be a dark day for them too.
The only practical way out is for someone with deep pockets to take
on MS and Hollywood.
Wal-Mart took on the drug companies. Wouldn't it be cool if
they built a high-performance restriction-free linux system from the
The hardware vendors are going to fall all over themselves
to implement any restrictions MS desires. Count on it. At
this point the only way to thwart MS would be to hire 100
ninjas and tell them to go nuts - OR convince the Chinese
government that MS is bad for them and get them to flood
the US market with noncompliant machines so cheap that
all the MS suck-ups will go broke.
MS can't even give away Winders in China. Vista is offically
shunned by business and the US government. It looks as if MS
has finally screwed itself. The ONLY way it's selling Vista
is by inducing major PC makers to include it on new systems -
and Dell just said "No Thanks".
Sucky is sucky. The latest Linux distributions are as "slick"
as Vista. Why pay, why put up with the DRM crap MS included
in Vista so it could screw you out of money later one ? If
you want a nice PC, try Kbubtu 7.04.
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