People use Windows not because they love MS, or because it's great, but rather because it provides a product that is good enough. Not the best, nor the cheapest, but a familiar, relatively convenient, and easily customized product.
Suddenly MS sees Apple/Android eating its lunch. So it reacts by opening an App-Store, pushing the Surface tablet, and changing the OS to make the PC look like a tablet.
The result: Windows is now unfamiliar, inconvenient, and frustratingly inflexible. So people are unimpressed and businesses are saying no. It's like MS is trying to make everyone believe "see, we're really just a tablet now, so you see, you don't really need that Apple/Android after all..."
Give me a break.
FYI, despite the anti-google bias of theregister (implied by the Chocolate Factory epithet) , I found this story while reading news.google.ca
Microsoft panting on the sidelines of the mobile arena after it laid to waste all competitors on the destktop."
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Disabling TTY switching is probably not necessary: It would only help them if they had a userid/passwd for the 'kiosk'
I have used chrome as my primary browser for about a year. However, for anything
like purchases, banking or important stuff, I have to switch to Firefox.
Chrome is just broken, more often than not.
This is more true than most people realize. Many companies/subdivisions decide on one or two hardware
choices (eg. HP G6 BL460C servers) . Redhat can't possibly test every combination of H/W with their
S/W. So only a fool would put full trust in them...
After nearly 19 years of near exclusively using Linux, I'm finally giving up on it. Why?
Chronic and ongoing problems with:
- Power mgmt (suspend/hibernate/battery life)
- Hardware support in general
- Endless application problems (eg. no iTunes)
- A million applications that only partially work.
And all the distributions seem to be going sideways instead of forward.
Do yourself a favor, just go with Mac or Windows and run Linux in Virtualbox.
You misunderstand, CMO is used to show energy equivalences. Wind doesn't blow all the time (unlike the hot air on slashdot)...
Lets just face it, not being able to watch a video in the browser and having to open a separate application is just a pain in the butt,
The converse is worse: being forced to use a browser to watch videos, especially via, flash is a pain.