Japan, South Korea and China are planning an alternative to MS Windows

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  1. groovebuster macrumors 65816

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    The German news magazine "Der Spiegel" reports, that Japan, South Korea and China are seriously planning on a substitute for MS Windows.

    The Link to the origianal article in german

    And here is the google translation:

    I think the golden days for Micro$hit are over soon! ;)

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  2. Stelliform macrumors 68000

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    I saw a bit on headline news about how to break away from M$. (Well I saw the ad.) But I feel a growing resentment of M$. I think that German town that went linux was the first sign in "The RISE of Apple!!!!" (Even though it was Linux. :) Apple does have the easiest to use Unix out there.....
     
  3. groovebuster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Actually I don't think that Apple will get a big pice of the pie... Linux is the way to go for most companies and government. Open Source makes sure that the software has no hidden "special features" and the don't have to switch their hardware in most cases...

    Apple will gain market share, but Linux will gain muc more on the long run.

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  4. Kid Red macrumors 65816

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    Linux may at first. Then when it's time tim update their hardware, Apple will look much more appetizing. We are more even with Linux then being behind with M$. I've been calling for this for almost 2 years now. It's just a matter of time, M$'s days are numbered.
     
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    "Whom the gods want to destroy they send 40 year of success"-Peter Drucker
     
  6. themadchemist macrumors 68030

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    yeah, but if you look at the numbers, linux's growth rate is quite positive, whereas apple's is either slightly negative or slightly positive.

    Unfortunately, I don't believe that a win for Linux is a win for Apple. They're competitors, too.
     
  7. evolu macrumors regular

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    Nice quote!

    Any awakening of the consumer to Windows alternatives is a plus for Apple. (Does that sentence even make sense?)
     
  8. elmimmo macrumors 6502

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    Do not joke about CJK support in TRON. Nobody beats it. Nobody even comes close.

    It's free. It's open-source. It has been thoroughly tested. And it is widely known by many asian engineers.

    Most of its documentation is in Japanese, though, which anyways I do not think is such a problem for Japanese, at least.
     
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  10. groovebuster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's funny... :D Fair competition? Since when M$ ever was interested in fair competition? It's like a vegan being a butcher and condemning meat eaters...

    Bu-bye Micro$haft! We won't miss you at all! :rolleyes:

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  11. Independence macrumors regular

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    it'll be interesting to see how this new OS turns out.
     
  12. groovebuster thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Very interesting! I hope that the Mac platform will also get more attention because of that. That people finally realize that there are other alternatives out there and start to use them...

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