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IBM is extremely smart, why compete in the hardware business. There are simply too many competitors, too much headache. It was brilliant idea to go software. They had to either bet everything they had in the PC business or sell it and concentrate on doing software. My dad works for them, unbelievable company. Most days he doesn't need to go to his office, laptop is all ya need these days. Business enterprise software, where you can charge hundreds of thousands for something...and they will gladly pay you and your technicians to install everything.
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Tablet market. More likely to use ARM instead of x86 overall, hence Windows' main advantage over say, Android or iOS (Application compatibility) goes out the window.
Uh Microsoft is making Windows 8 ARM version, so no disadvantage there. http://www.overclock.net/t/907508/engadget-microsoft-confirms-arm-support-is-coming-in-windows
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Just a hint for future use, always copy the post before you post it when it's quite big, I've had problems like that and PEBKAC (ie. Accidentally closing the wrong tab) or browser crashes wipe out massive posts too, it's really disheartening.

Actually, the problem exists between the way Huddler is written and the way the network at my job is administrated.

I never had these problems in the old format, even with the way the network here works.

It's not me. I guarantee that.

Oh, no, I didn't mean to imply that. I was just saying I always copy large posts because if something screws up (Whether its my browser, PEBKAC, network error, huddler, etc) then I've still got the post to try again. smile.gif
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IBM is extremely smart, why compete in the hardware business. There are simply too many competitors, too much headache. It was brilliant idea to go software. They had to either bet everything they had in the PC business or sell it and concentrate on doing software. My dad works for them, unbelievable company. Most days he doesn't need to go to his office, laptop is all ya need these days. Business enterprise software, where you can charge hundreds of thousands for something...and they will gladly pay you and your technicians to install everything.

Not sure if it's everywhere, but over here they're apparently pretty bad sometimes, I have a family member working for them and they say they can be pretty horrid, and another person I know who was doing part-time work for them said they were "cheap" and even got rid of the coffee, etc to save a bit of money.
    
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The chances of them being in a bad spot is almost 0. Windows will dominate most of the consumer market unless Apple has something up their sleeve (really unlikely) or Linux gets very good (it already is so possible).

I have tried nearly 7 different types of linux distros. The only time linux was "useable" was during ubuntu 9.something. All the distros I've used at school and home have been absolute garbage...including the "useable" version of ubuntu. Every install I do, including the ones installed for me, have been nothing but faulty.

Linux is a toy; and it isn't even a respectable OS. Windows has nothing to worry about until Linux get's backed by major corporations and actually start to compete. And we see this. When a major company jumps on Linux, such as MS and Google, we see the OS do great things. So, as a desktop environmen, nah, Linux is a toy and or a garbage OS. It's as if we went back to the early 90s.
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I have tried nearly 7 different types of linux distros. The only time linux was "useable" was during ubuntu 9.something. All the distros I've used at school and home have been absolute garbage...including the "useable" version of ubuntu. Every install I do, including the ones installed for me, have been nothing but faulty.
Linux is a toy; and it isn't even a respectable OS. Windows has nothing to worry about until Linux get's backed by major corporations and actually start to compete. And we see this. When a major company jumps on Linux, such as MS and Google, we see the OS do great things. So, as a desktop environmen, nah, Linux is a toy and or a garbage OS. It's as if we went back to the early 90s.

The interwebs wouldn't exist without it. Are you serious?

Nearly 7 distros... is that 6? 5? 1?

My slacky-box is coming up for nearly 18mo without a reboot or issue.

The only thing I use Win7 for is gaming and Cubase. And it is looking ever closer that cubase may hit the dust within a few yrs.

Not sure if anyone has ever suggested that MS need worry about *nix.

All the distros you have tried (all the nearly 7) have been garbage says but one thing: that you do not seem to know what you are doing.

How can an OS over which you have TOTAL control be garbage... I reckon that this is a surefire case of pebkac; and the garbage is on the chair.
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The interwebs wouldn't exist without it. Are you serious?
Nearly 7 distros... is that 6? 5? 1?
My slacky-box is coming up for nearly 18mo without a reboot or issue.
The only thing I use Win7 for is gaming and Cubase. And it is looking ever closer that cubase may hit the dust within a few yrs.
Not sure if anyone has ever suggested that MS need worry about *nix.
All the distros you have tried (all the nearly 7) have been garbage says but one thing: that you do not seem to know what you are doing.
How can an OS over which you have TOTAL control be garbage... I reckon that this is a surefire case of pebkac; and the garbage is on the chair.

+1 this

At my last job, the other senior programmer (who basically did everything around there) had setup a Linux server that I think he said he'd only rebooted twice in 8 years...once for a critical patch, and once to install a new piece of hardware and load the driver.

I've never seen a Windows server go that long without reboots. And, I've been around all sorts of Windows devices being that I program/adminstrate/set them up.
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