September 7th, 2009, 11:01 PM #1
If this isn't evidence Microsoft is scared of Linux I don't know what is
Microsoft is marketing Lies to get people to upgrade and to buy Windows 7 rather than to switch to Linux.
you will have to edit the link to get it to work as the Language filter is blocking part of the link. edit the **** to s%&t. (I think you can figure that out.)
Last edited by RoyalPain; September 7th, 2009 at 11:04 PM.
September 7th, 2009, 11:16 PM #2
yup...i did that training the other day and saw that...what a crock of ****.
September 10th, 2009, 06:21 PM #3
Microsoft can do that because Linux is open source. Nobody is going to sue them since they didn't list any particular brand name versions, though they may have a case if they can effectively refute the "facts."
The major advantage that Microsoft has is size, both financially as a company, and through the sheer size of their software compatibility. While I am starting to learn a bit about Linux, not a whole lot of software is out for it, and most people don't have the capacity or patience required to use WINE or similar programs.
Sucks, but that's how it is.
September 10th, 2009, 07:22 PM #4
as far as software goes Linux has a lot more than you think. There is at least 3 open source software packages for every main software package for Windows. Granted Linux doesn't fully support all the programs that everyone uses right now Adobe CS* and Exchange. If these two were capable of running on Linux, Linux would take off. Yes MS Office does run in Linux 2003 runs great minus Access.
Originally Posted by Defgarden
Also when it comes to software for Linux there isn't a single package management or installation process for all Linux distributions which is also a problem. If Linux Developers can all agree on a single solution and run with it people will be less afraid to use it. Plus a lot of people who have heard about Linux also think you have to use the Command Line in reality as a user you can operate and install software without using the Command Line. When people get past that perception things will improve. It is good to know that people that work at Best Buy aren't dumb enough to fall for this stupidity.