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Comment Re:Surprised? (Score 4, Insightful) 572

If a company chooses Unix, then they're "locked in" to Unix, as well. The idea that there's some kind of MS-specific "lock in" is hogwash.

Except that, for the most part, Command line and APIs, even for X in Unix have changed little since 1978, so the "lock-in" is more the equivalent of having the odd pillow between you and where you want to go than the Windows/Apple 10 foot high concrete wall.

In the main, Unix API changes are for very good reasons (Unity and systemd being very visible, but highly atypical examples), whereas Windows API changes are intentional, put there to force upgrades on the user base for commercial reasons.

Once a company chooses Unix, it is hard to imagine they would go back, except at the point of a gun.

Comment Re:Trend towards illegibility (Score 1) 156

add a half an inch of space around everything to make a layout suitable for ... well, I don't know what

Because if you don't do it, Google says they will de-list your website for being Un-mobile friendly.

Eventually, Webmasters cannot say that being customer-friendly is more important than Google friendly, because "no google=no customers".

You might think there would be laws about "demanding money with menaces" and "abuse of monopoly", but where there is money there no law that cannot be "accidentally misplaced".

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