Is Microsoft making a comeback?

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  1. Sakal Gharelu Ustad

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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    I would say YES!!!!!!!!!!!
    reasons:
    a) Good software design.
    b) New OS Model and new architecture in Win 10 (Software as a service).
    c) Robust Kernel (yes I am a computer nerd)
    d) Less Ego. :lol: (Hi Balmer)
    and finally
    Leadership from a Garu :rofl:
     
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    They also said they would move to Linux kernel in future, when is that happening?
     
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    Rowdy Co ja kurwa czytam! Senior Member

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    DAFAQ........when did that happen?????????
    That will not be windows anymore as linux kernel can be imagined as a set of concentric rings...but windows kernel is like a set of bricks............
     
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    I migrated from Windows to Linux around 8 years ago and never regretted my decision.
    New flavours of Linux/GNU desktop OSes are as good and user friendly as Windows/MAC.

    Only segment where Linux lags behind Mac/Windows is availability of Office Productivity Tools. But then, being a developer it hardly if ever mattered to me.

    Microsoft's business model may not allow it to move it's OS stack to Linux kernel. Some of the reasons:
    A. Compatibility: Many old software written for Windows platform will become incompatible overnight. Many complex software will have to be re-written due to change in API.
    B. Portability: Application written for Windows will overnight become portable to other Linux-based OSes which might hurt Microsoft's revenue from the OS business.
    C. Brand: Microsoft may think that moving to Linux platform will hurt it's Brand Image and Value.
    D. Posix: Linux is not 100% Posix compliant. BSD and Solaris are better compared to Linux in terms of compliance and robustness. Linux's core strength lies in it's unified base (no forks) and support for more number of architectures.
    E. Licensing: Terms of GPL license are extremely restrictive for a profit making organization like Microsoft.

    Microsoft already uses Linux-based machines for hosting many of it's popular services for e.g. Skype.
     
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    I understand your points. But I read somewhere that Microsoft is planning to move to linux based kernel and open its OS for wider set of developers.
     
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    I recently bought a Dell Venue pro 11 tablet which came with windows 8.1 and upgraded it to 10, so far so good. With windows the advantage is that you can run anything, even a android simulator in it:laugh:
     
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    Another thing is Microsoft development environment and .Net framework which is not platform independent in true sense. They will have to rework entire suite of development tools, SQL server etc that have been developed solely to work on windows OS to facilitate faster project development and ease of use.

    Another major component is Directx.. If you are gamer better to use windows than linux. My laptop GPU driver is not supported on Ubuntu. "Linus torvalds" supposedly showed middle finger to Nvidia for not supporting drivers with optimus tech on Linux :biggrin2:. So right now it looks unlikely.. will update the thread if I get some insider news on it though..:)

     
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    Been using Win 10 and must say, its pretty cool, finally Windows as it should be. The New Surface Pro eats the Apple products. Been using a Lumia 925 for some times now, cool phone. The New 950/950XL are pretty cool. Yes with integrated apps, Windows 10 is now the easiest platform to develop new apps.
     
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    That MS linux is a custom linux for in House non mainstram applications like software to run Networking switches
     
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    India is a great place for innovation: Microsoft


    Washington: India is a great place for innovation and there is a lot of opportunity for Indian firms and start-ups to work with Microsoft and develop cloud-based tools and platforms for a global marketplace, according to a senior official of the software giant.

    Alyssa Fitzpatrick, general manager of Microsoft’s worldwide channel sales, on the sidelines of the ongoing annual partnership meet of Microsoft ‘Inspire’, said that some of the great things have been happening in the Indian market from an innovation perspective.

    She said that Microsoft was going to market with solution maps. “That’s gonna give us an opportunity to bring some of the innovation from India into those solution maps and really highlight it for the rest of the world’s consumption,” she said.

    A recognised leader for transforming global direct and indirect sales in the software industry, Fitzpatrick has carried responsibility for over 50,000 global partners, encompassing management consultancies, global systems integrators and services partners.

    Fitzpatrick, a frequent traveller to India when the Indian IT sector was in its infancy stage, cited the example of a small time app developer in India, which now has global presence. “India is a great place of innovation, she said.

    “I think there is a lot of opportunity in the Indian market to join together with Microsoft, as we’re going through this transformation and really give opportunity to develop in our Cloud and produce in our Cloud, so that they can be sold globally in the Cloud,” she said.

    Noting that it is a very exciting time in India, she said it is because they have gone through the entire maturity of the Cloud, and starting to adopt the Cloud. “Where we’re at right now is, there is a much quicker adoption happening than has happened in the past. We are seeing an acceleration. It is a very exciting time in India, from an innovation perspective, but also from an adoption of the Cloud, and really embracing that Cloud model,” she said.


    Fitzpatrick said she really enjoyed watching India become a global force. “We definitely see that there is a very strong skill-set that comes in India. And, by working together, it is a very complementary relationship between Microsoft and the Indian market.”

    “We absolutely see that as a very, very positive journey, as the last decade and a half, seeing how India has really stepped up on the global stage from a technology innovation and technology development but also technology implementation prospective. And so, being able to collaborate is a very rich experience with Microsoft,” Fitzpatrick said.

    Chris Hallum, senior product marketing manager, Windows Commercial of Microsoft, said that the company was entering into the endpoint protection market with a complete holistic suite of protection detection and response tools to address the issue of cyber security.

    “All with one experience for managing it, observing what’s going on, the security operations perspective, and we’re now a serious contender for endpoint protection,” Hallum told PTI in an interview. “We call it intelligence driven protection detection response,” he said.

    Unlike others who are providing cyber security tools, the official said Microsoft has the unique advantage that the people that build the features at Windows are also chartered to understand security and chartered to secure them.

    “McAfee, as an example, can only hope to understand. They do a good job, so I’m not trying to disparage them, but we do have a unique advantage in our ability to secure our own systems,” he said. “We also have the unique advantage, in that we can build the protection deep in the system. When you build protection features that sit on top of Windows, if Windows get compromised I can compromise of things running on top.”

    “If I bait the security features very, very deep in the system then the attacker has to find a way to penetrate very deep so they can compromise those features. By building it deep in the system, it gives us another advantage,” Hallum said.

    Microsoft, he said, is also dramatically improving its RS3 called Device Guard in Windows 10. Hallum said Windows Defender Exploit Guard is a brand new feature that will make it very, very difficult for vulnerabilities and for the system to be exploited and for the types of host intrusion types of attacks to succeed as well.

    Noting that the average cost of security breach is estimated to be $3.5 million, Hallum said the steps being taken by Microsoft would drastically reduce that cost. PTI]]

    http://www.livemint.com/Industry/41...s-a-great-place-for-innovation-Microsoft.html
     

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