Oh but they tried that in the past -- those products had a consistent result of killing the whole market segment then themselves.
1. Windows CE PDAs -- almost completely replaced healthy PDA-oriented OS due to Windows name, then wiped out the first generation of non-phone PDAs due to being absolutely inadequate in all ways possible. Survivors were iPAQ (Windows CE/Mobile), Palm (PalmOS), Visor (PalmOS), Blackberry (Blackberry OS, a phone but from PDA generation).
2. Windows Mobile phones -- sold to carriers, disappointed users, lost all market to dumbphones and Symbian-based Nokia, then completely wiped out by iPhone.
3. Windows Phone phones -- Survive by being produced by zombified Nokia, can't get any presence on the market due to iPhone and Android competition.
4. Windows RT tablets -- No one bought them in the first place.
How do you know?
Please re-read what you are responding to.
stays away from some completely normal activity, but not any of (supposedly similar) others
No, it's not just "preference". There is usually a reason why nearly half of the whole population stays away from some completely normal activity, but not any of (supposedly similar) others.
That's a really pointless statement, considering that it's DoJ speculating about possible DoJ decisions.
versus Oracle on Windows on the same hardware (HP DL380's with FusionIO for primary tables and temp and everything else on the SAN).
You forgot at least two layers of virtualization you use to "run Linux" on those servers.
If anything, competition from Microsoft causes people to hastily add features and polished look while infesting their products with boatloads of bugs and painting themselves into a corner as far as technology development is concerned. The best projects are those that ignore Microsoft completely, Linux among them.
No, the fungus watches Fox News.
They can not be standardized because any "Computer Engineer" without sufficient Electrical Engineering background is actually a Shit Engineer.
what they could have done was not had GNOME 3 as an option or had them as exclusive options.
And that would create a massive mess of dependencies in weirdest places, along with a burden of supporting software that can not even be built and tested while some other software is installed, thanks to name conflicts. No, after this kind of sabotage by the original developers, the code is for all practical purposes dead.
Gentoo actually supports old packages (or at least did for a long time), however dependencies and lack of active development make it at best suitable for transition. The problem is, there is nothing to move to in the first place, new versions of GNOME are not going to be usable for the foreseeable future.
Linux distributions had no choice -- GNOME 3 re-uses the names of components from GNOME 2, for its new, incompatible ones. Once GNOME 3 is installed, GNOME 2 can't run. MATE project basically renamed everything with randomly chosen names, just to make the thing run.
VxWorks is hardly "modern".
Then post a job ad with ERP in the list of requirements, tell your HR not to check for ERP in submitted resumes, and ignore all recruiters, you fools.