You are right that OS/2 was way better than Win 95. However, IBM was always on board. It was Microsoft who sabotaged OS/2. You do know that Microsoft wrote the original versions of OS/2? But at the same time, they were working on Windows 3.0. When it was released and got popular, they basically bailed on OS/2. And left IBM to clean up the mess that Microsoft had created. IBM had mostly rewritten it by 1996 when OS/2 Warp 4 came out. But by then, it was too late.
Debian should work fine on it. I had the latest debian running on a G4 iMac.
Why is Apple locked into one carrier? Simple. 4 years ago, the only carrier that would agree to Apple's demands was Cingular. Verizon laughed at them. So did Sprint/Nextel.
Are you tired of Apple kicking your ass lately? Then hear me out. If you want to take it to Apple, start porting your apps to Linux. I run nothing but Apple hardware. I would love to go back to Linux full-time. Give me Photoshop and Premiere and I'm there. Otherwise, I will stay with OS X and not use your products.
I'm tired of the whining Adobe. You basically have ignored Apple for the last decade. Your products suck on their platform. You went for the lowest common denominator in development, which means, its mostly designed for Windows. Now that Apple has a dominant platform in the iPhone, you cry about it. Too bad.
Technical arguments aside, Flash is dead technology. Sure, it will linger on for the next 5 years or so. But its dead. Like COBOL was dead.
Apple is doing to Flash what Microsoft did to Real ten years ago.
You don't have kids, do you? We bought our kids portable DVD players for our trip to Florida a couple of years ago. Well worth the money. This year, we'll be bringing the iPad along for the ride. Wife and I need some entertainment for the road too.
Its not OK because its Apple. Its OK because Apple makes it usable. It wasn't OK for Microsoft, because their implementations sucked. People are willing to forgive Apple because it works well for them.
What you have at your place are executives who don't want to make tough decisions. They want the decisions to be made for them. If they give Microsoft exclusivity over their I.T. choices, it makes their life much easier.
I suffer from the same things. We've been an IBM shop forever. Our managers have basically given all control to IBM to make our decisions for us. But we hired a new CIO. Not a friend of the mainframe. While we haven't abandoned the mainframe yet, its going to happen. Unfortunately, our CIO is making the same mistakes as the previous generation of CIO's. While he's no ally of IBM, he's had no problem going with Microsoft for everything else. So nothing has really changed.
I believe its really the culture these managers came through. In 10 years, we'll see more upper-level managers who accept open source or Apple technology.
I guess its really hard to find upper level management who believes in their employees. They are going to side with Microsoft over what their employees tell them.
My company hasn't listened to me ever. They only listen to IBM, Microsoft, and Gartner. Yet, when Gartner tells them the same thing I told them 18 months earlier, its like a revelation to them.
Those are the words of Mark Shuttleworth. He said that while giving the keynote at PyCon this year. He says that "good enough" is no longer good enough. I think what he's getting at is open-source needs to start sweating the details. It needs to learn from Apple. Solid software needs to look as good as it works.
I sent the link to this article around this morning because I believe its exactly whats wrong with our IT dept. We bill departments every year for our work. I think in our case, the solution would be to fund IT off the top of the city's budget and then we would not have to bill the departments. We could treat them as partners rather than customers.
They didn't give Apple cash. Jobs negotiated a deal with them where they purchased $150 million in Apple stock. This was smart by Jobs, because it forced MS to continue development of Office for Mac because if MS dropped it, the stock would take a hit and it would hurt MS.
I've got around 200 DVD's in my house. What a waste. 80% of them have been watched once or twice. I've recently purchased a Blu-Ray player to go with my new TV. I refuse to buy movies anymore. Its Netflix all the way for me now. And in 5 years, I hope to be able to stream movies in real-time once my FIOS is at 100Mbit download.
PostgreSQL languished from 1993-1996. Then the developers who looked at the code decided it was best to rewrite everything from scratch. This slowdown in development is why MySQL became more popular in the late 1990's. Plus, it was the database used in almost PHP book published. PostgreSQL in the late 1990's through early 2000's had a very solid codebase but very little work had been done on it from a performance perspective. Work throughout the 2000's has improved the performance tremendously and now the core team is focusing on bring replication to it natively.
Not the eurly 1980's. 1977 to be exact.