9 posts • joined Monday 22nd September 2008 11:36 GMT
Agressive and short-sighted
Wow, clearly the writer has some anger management issues "its only an operating system".
The main problem you are talking about is how intuitive the interface is and how well the operating system manages the computer for you.
If you take the argument that people want it to look like Windows then you just have to look at the failure of the distributions that try to mimic windows, they plus wine have a small market.
The only good thing about the E is the title. That was well worth Microsoft paying those millions for. Ask an internet virgin to connect to the internet and when they see "Internet Explorer" vs "Firefox Web browser" which are they going to pick?
They will get him
I imagine they will get him. He will have used an Internet cafe local to him, he will be in the local news so someone with lots of cash will show up.
Plus how is he going to keep quiet about it and not be tempted to do it again?
Decentralize is the wrong word
Standardise would be better. If central NHS IT just defined a data interchange format (in the same way that HTTP and HTML are) is then ISV would rush to create software (like Netscape and MS did) to sell to all the different NHS trusts, competition would ensure the software worked with the standard and that they didn't fail.
Hospital software would talk to other hospital software to ask about patients, a distributed decentralised network with built in redundancy, now there is an idea.
The problem is that any decision such as this is made on the golf course not by the people actually who know the best course of action.
Advertising creates surges in demand like that.
In my experience you are better off paying more for a lower contention broadband, the lower the broadband price the higher the contention and the higher your ping rate.
If your downloading videos or music you will not care about ping rates but for gaming you have to pay a little bit more to get off the same pipe as then P2Pers.
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