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Re: 1 Small App, 1 Giant Feather in Linux's Cap
Posted by: Katherine Noyes 2013-08-13 07:45:53
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What a difference a day makes, as the old saying goes -- or, perhaps more aptly here in the Linux community, what a difference an app makes. Which app, you may ask? Why that would be Microsoft Office for Android, of course -- the arrival of which a few weeks ago has caused no shortage of jubilation in the Linux blogosphere. "The father of Linux, Linus Torvalds, once said, 'if Microsoft ever does applications for Linux it means I've won,'" noted a recent article. "So, it looks like Linus has won."

Re: 1 Small App, 1 Giant Feather in Linux's Cap
Posted by: kibert 2013-08-14 08:13:02 In reply to: Katherine Noyes
When I was at a very large medical practice--'organization' would be a better word-- (hospitals, clinics, imaging centers, completely paperless, entire autonomous specialist medical practices) the other day, I took a look at the exam-room's computer splash screen when the doctor left the room. I'm certain this organization didn't get as big as it is without a coherent IT strategy. The splash screen?:

Microsoft Windows XP.

It's not so much that Linus and Linux have won.

It's that Microsoft has lost.

"All the king's horses and all the king's men..."
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