[clug-talk] News & Views: Save Vista By Open SOurcing It

Mitchell Brown mbgb14 at gmail.com
Wed May 10 12:26:15 PDT 2006

> In the end, *shrug* meh. KDE4 is coming, now there's some news :) (ok now
> that
> was on topic)

Haha. For sure.  I'm gonna be soo happy that day ;)

On 5/10/06, Nick Wiltshire <nick at customdesigns.ca> wrote:
> On Wednesday 10 May 2006 1:01 pm, Mitchell Brown wrote:
> > I have to agree - this might happen some day. When Hell freezes over!!
> > Seriously, Microsoft has no reason to it. The Microsoft fanboys will
> > still purchase Windows no matter how insecure or unstable it is.
> > Because, to alot of them, Linux just screams "HARDDD!!!" and they
> > don't want to take the time to learn it. Does this guy honestly think
> > Bill Gates is just gonna open source it? Man...
> >
> I agree. Except it's not the fanboys, it's people who buy a magic box with
> a
> pre-loaded OS. They are the reason for MS's huge cash flow. If Dell was to
> start shipping -and advertising- boxes pre-loaded with Linux, it would be
> interesting, but I'll withhold prediction. Lets say it would help.
> >
> > But lets just imagine if this did happen. The world would, literally,
> > change forever. Even people who have no interest in how the OS works,
> > they'd be effected. There'd be dozens and even hundreds of spinoffs
> > (www.windowsdistrowatch.com OMG can you imagine?!) of it and it would
> > be chaos. Microsoft would instantly regret the decision as the Linux
> > zealots would get their sometimes "grubby" (no offence) paws into it
> > and start changing it all around.
> >
> Not necessarily - they could write the license in such a way to prevent
> this.
> They're not too shy to enforce it either.
> > As cool as it would be -- in reality - who really wants opensource
> Windows?
> > O_o
> I don't care what they do with it, I'm more concerned about ODF and CSS
> (now
> my message is almost on topic!). Then one century we can standardize JS.
> Stop
> laughing. I'm serious ;)
> Vista is not going to be as promised. They'll fix some stuff, break more
> stuff, cut out all the major features, and the benefit might be cheaper
> high
> end video cards.
> In the end, *shrug* meh. KDE4 is coming, now there's some news :) (ok now
> that
> was on topic)
> Nick
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