Yes thanks Tony
I have read the link, as this issue is directly effecting me now.
As I have mentioned multiple times, after using Linux for years starting with Suse then Mandriva and in the last 3~4 years PCLinux, I am now in the position for the very first time of being unable to install a Linux OS.
The reality is that unless you just browse the Net, look at pictures and movies etc, Linux will never be able to compete.
As a Comms Technical Officer working at a large corporation, there are simply too many applications and hardware that we need to access on a daily basis, which require Windows software for programming the devices and using professional applications that are absolutely essential to business.
There is one trend that seems to be (too slow) happening which might change this in the far feature, and that is the use of Web access to the devices, which makes them cross-platform compatible.
After using Windows 8 for a few weeks now, it honestly is a dead duck and will never be acceptable to large business.
Our Corporation is just now going to move in the near future to Windows 7 after 18 months of testing.
Very interesting to get some 'Real World' Technical feedback Alfred. Thankyou.
It really does stink that MS must be the OS that many large Corporations "have to run" to to be compliant.
I noticed when having some tests done in hospital, a Lung function test; that the program was running in a Virtual environment of some sort.
I said to the girl running the test, "Really, your using Windows, how un-adventurous", she had no idea.
I have a saying; "Microsoft is a large Business, Linux is more an Academic endeavor." Any thoughts ?
Plus, Industry will use UNIX as an alternative to Windows is how I see it. I feel the main Factor against using Windows in an Industrial and Business environment is a false feeling that Microsoft is offering some kind of Warranty, which of course is ridiculous. Plus the need to have a few programmers if using UNIX, or Linux; which I feel would be a million times better than any Warranty from MS.
Our Corporation is just now going to move in the near future to Windows 7 after 18 months of testing.So Alfred, what is lacking in Unix/ Linux, that your corporation is stuck with Microsoft ? Mainly compatibility issues between your Corp., and others ?
Windows 8, don't even go there !!!!
If we have to buy Hardware, and build our own Computers; which is always preferable, we'll do that. However the Certification Boot issue, UEFI, is just nasty business.
Basically we have home users, which I posted some facts how like lemmings they just accepted a broken XBox.
As µT6 said: "i personally returned 4 in the extended warranty, 4 years", as their is no other option, what else can you do ? (Buy a Playstation 3
) Doesn't seem like a good business model though for MS, but somehow they make money. Mainly through Software Updates that people are forced to buy if they are to be compliant with others...
Industrial and Business corporations sparsely use an OS other than Windows only in areas where the environment has a deeper Technical background in management I feel. There are some huge Industries that use Unix Systems, but they are rare.
Microsoft is too used to 3rd parties fixing their problems
, and have trained the public to accept crap computing.
I have a brand new dell laptop that I am wiping off windows 8 and putting on windows 7....for an older gentlemen....friend of mines dad....have a dell branded dvd of windows 7....so wiped it out and putting 7 on it....plus since it is a dell branded dvd of 7...no activation.... ......then going to put pclinxos on it to...let him play with both....His dad just couldn"t figure it out...73 years old....so was easier to do this....So turk101, no UEFI security protocol issues ?
Excuse such large post, there are a lot of issues.