jamie wrote:but i cant re-format my server to ntfs
convert c: /fs:NTFS
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Why invest in a massive source-control software for a single person when Explorer and NTFS already does most of it?
Although I hardly watch any TV at all... I wonder if it would be cheaper if I didn't actually get a TV when I move into student accomodation.
All people have to do is see it in the store along side windows. If the cobalt machine is out of their range or if they already have a machine to run it on, they'll buy it boxed. If they can get a few machines into stores so people can demo it, then optionally just buy the box, and not the preloaded cobalt, I think they'll really rip into windows big time. Especially with a 2007 longhorn release, they have way enough time to do it.
If windows installer could even track dependancies for all applications like RPM does that would be a miracle, instead apps are almost forced to have the same versions of dependant dll and other files in their application directories instead of sharing them as is the case on linux.
1. Better overall UI experience
2. Non-admin users cannot install ActiveX controls
3. Writing a rich app is as easy (if not easier than) HTML + ActiveX control
4. 20 million copies of FireFox
So how does that make it propriety? By being open-source, It's an inherent open standard.