Windows Vista slips, MS Office slips, so where’s GNU/Linux?

Posted on Wed 29 March 2006 in Uncategorized.


Yay. Windows Vista and MS Office have slipped by another 12 months (or so) since it was announced.

OK. This is good. It proves that MS can’t manage a large release on it’s own with it’s current methods.

To get to this further delay, MS had to jetison a new file system, graphics, .NET capability, LUA … and so on. It also has had to delay Office to wait for the Vista programmers get their code completed.

So, where is GNU/Linux? the website cries.

GNU/Linux is already here. There are enough GNU/Linux distros about that will cater for everyone’s needs:

People’s perceived difficulties with using GNU/Linux are rubbish; nearly every computer user will be able to use GNU/Linux within a few days or possibly weeks; if it came pre-installed I don’t think it would take very long to get used to it at all.

With Vista being ever delayed, and MS appearing to dither about what to do next, its time for application developers and hardware manufacturers to look at GNU/Linux as the next dominant OS.