“Windows has become the operating system equivalent of the America Online Internet service–a mass-market product that only appeals to people who don’t know any better.”
So ends a Forbes article on Desktop Linux, describing what “a Silicon Valley software programmer” already knows. And in case you don’t read as much Linux news as I’ve been lately, here are three examples why:
– The Quickest Patch Ever: MS shows who they really care about (hint: its not you).
“If you really want to see Microsoft scramble to patch a hole in its software, don’t look to vulnerabilities that impact countless Internet Explorer users or give intruders control of thousands of Windows machines. Just crack Redmond’s DRM.”
– Windows Vista Needs Family Counseling: Egads! MS more expensive than Apple? Upgrading five family computers to Windows Vista would cost a minimum of $356 (and a maximum of $1159!!!), to OS X would cost $199. (and to the latest version of Ubuntu, $0, of course :)