[LINK] ACS calls for government open source mandate
jwhit at melbpc.org.au
Mon Feb 2 14:40:10 EST 2004
At 10:48 AM 2/02/04 +1030, Glen Turner wrote:
> > > Seems he's shot himself in the foot there. Think where we would be
> > > today if only that HAD happened! Lightyears ahead.
> > Unix is not exactly ahead on the desktop.
>You're right. MacOS X is. Hang on, isn't that
>Unix underneath :-)
And we would have been through the learning curve needed already at a stage
before so much software was rolled out with the concept of 'dumb user' in
mind. Most likely would have reduced the bloat ware, and as we've already
discussed ad infinitum, the security risks 'might' have been less. Of
course, the dangerous rogues out there may have turned their attention to
*nix based OS environments. MS was just an easy mark because it was the
pervasive enrivonment -- bang for the buck.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
jwhit at melbpc.org.au -- http://member.melbpc.org.au/~jwhit/whitentr.htm
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