[Gllug] My god that Mark Shuttleworth gets everywhere

Christopher Hunter cehunter at gb-x.org
Wed Jul 13 05:44:29 UTC 2011

On Tue, 2011-07-12 at 21:18 +0100, Nix wrote:
> On 12 Jul 2011, Christopher Hunter stated:
> > NT is unmaintainable (and has been since the 90s),
> This is plainly not the case. They *are* maintaining it.
> It's probably very *hard* to maintain, though: by all accounts it is
> suffering death by excessive abstraction.

No - they don't actually maintain it at all - they patch around it.

> > The smarter industry types are already predicting the early demise of
> > NT, and the eventual decline of MS into just another software vendor,
> > with a line of appliance software that connects to the "cloud".
> I cannot believe that MS would kill off their only real cash cow (beside
> Office) if there was any alternative at all.

Their future business model is almost certainly to move to "rented
applications" in the cloud.  If you look at Google Chrome OS, you'll see
that's what they're doing too, except without the "rental" bit!


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