Friday, November 07, 2008

The slow death of Microsoft

Firefox is now the most-used browser visiting this site, and it's accounting for almost 50% of page reads.

I can't remember the last time Microsoft made the news in anything other than a "their new product doesn't suck much" way.

But remember, nobody ever got fired for buying IBM.


cabalamat said...

"{Microsoft's] new product doesn't suck much"

Why, is it a vacuum cleaner?

Wyrdtimes said...

If only there was a viable open source Direct X that was supported by games manufacturers - I'd drop MS in a flash.

ModernityBlog said...

depends on the game, Wine is working with a lot of games nowadays


and the Wine apps DB

Unknown said...

There's also Cedega.

Anonymous said...

Linux is for geeks, and only for geeks. It is also the Wizards' full employment scam - no human can make it work unless some wizard has done it for them first.

As far as most of the world is concerned, Windows is just "how computers work"; show them something else, however good it might be in theory, and they're lost. They become unproductive and just want an "ordinary" computer back again.

Real people - especially in businesses - are not about to give up on Windows.

Anonymous said...

Firefox is pulling ahead, and for a good reason. It's lightweight, secure, and to me has a much better interface. I can't stand some features of IE like the password manager. To me it's worthless. Firefox has an excellent password manager and overall is very easy to use. I use Firefox 3 on Fedora 10 Linux, which is the most stable and secure platform available. I couldn't be happier.