[Novalug] Microsoft to open stores next to Apple stores + Illogical M$ fan
justin.swain at gmail.com
Thu Jul 16 13:40:44 EDT 2009
Wow, this thread is developing some good FOSS comments . . .
my initial read left many questions of "thatguyalex" I share with you.
Who or what is “thatguyalex”? Are there citations to his experience and
background? Is he an agent or employee of Microsoft?
Googling “thatguyalex” provides a variety of hits . . .
Matthew Stewart was a management consultant for ten years. He is the
author of <i><a href="http://is.gd/oWIc">The Management Myth</a></i>, out in
August 2009. He does not have an MBA.
Member for 32 weeks 3 days
Food for discussion . . . this list is my first encounter with “thatguyalex”
so I share my questions with the list. ;-)
On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 1:23 PM, William Sutton <william at trilug.org> wrote:
> Why would you *want* a Linux version of iTunes when Amarok is so much
> nicer? And even then a lot of Windows software runs just fine under wine or
> And from the gaming PoV, why keep upgrading your PC every 6 months if
> you're going to get (most of) the same games on a game console that you can
> hook up to your big flat screen TV?
> William Sutton
> On Thu, 16 Jul 2009, Stephen Cicirelli wrote:
> Eh, he probably means games. He's got a PS3 and a Wii, so he's probably a
>> pretty hardcore gamer and getting new high end games to work on Linux is
>> difficult at best.
>> Is there a Linux version of iTunes?
>> On Thu, Jul 16, 2009 at 11:24 AM, Bonnie Dalzell <bdalzell at qis.net>
>>> Here is an article about Micro$oft planning to open stores next to Apple
>>> Here is an illogical comment by Posted by: thatguyalex | 07/15/09 | 11:44
>>> 5 years ago I was using Windows XP, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer,
>>> Windows Media Player, and Hotmail. Today I used Windows Vista, Open
>>> Firefox, VLC and Gmail.
>>> It’s almost as if Microsoft should just stick to making OS’s and selling
>>> Office to corporate clients.
>>> I can’t imagine what I would want to go into a Microsoft store for. An
>>> XBOX? (please - I own a PS3 and Wii)…A Zune? (I have two ipods)…an OS? (I
>>> will get it whenever I buy a new PC)…
>>> It’s not that I am against Microsoft (I’d sooner choke that use Apple’s
>>> overrated OS and Linux can’t run anything I want), I just think they fail
>>> understand that most of their products are 2nd rate and people choose
>>> almost by default
>>> <end quote>
>>> They guy claims that Linux cannot run anything he wants to run yet all
>>> aps he lists as currently being used are available as Linux aps.
>>> Do you suppose that this poster does not know that Open Office, Firefox,
>>> VLC and Gmail are Linux aps?
>>> Of course Linux being open source and in many flavors does not have
>>> TV ads. :-)
>>> Bonnie Dalzell, MA
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