Google Failing? – Are you kidding me? My Response to the “micro$oft exec says Google is ‘failing’ in the enterprise” article, by Sharon Gaudin.
The Open Source Community and Community Development is always changing and expanding. It seems to me Google isn’t just on board, but offering their full support. Meanwhile, micro$oft sits back and tries to sue everyone who has a better idea. We really shouldn’t find this ironic though, considering micro$oft came to be by means of a law suite.
Google’s ability to utilize the Open Source Community and Community Development (via the Chromium project – http://www.chromium.org/Home) has given them the tools to make Google Chrome a far faster, more secure, more stable and over all, a far superior web browser to that of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer.
The Chromium OS is open-source project aims to build an operating system providing a faster, simpler, and more secure computing experience for people who spend most of their time on the web (http://www.chromium.org/chromium-os). If the Chromium OS project turns out an OS, half as successful as the Google Chrome Web Browser, the OS will be 100 times better than micro$oft could ever dream of becoming!
If you want an operating system (OS) that works, with a graphical user interface that is easy to use, I suggest you try Debian GNU/Linux (with KDE), Kubuntu (Ubuntu with KDE) or Apple’s Mac OS X. You’ll find each of those listed above are safe, secure, simple and really fast (on any reasonably aged computer hardware).
In fact, you’ll find you can extend the life of your Computer Hardware, simply by switching to Linux. Linux does not require computer hardware to be anywhere near as powerful as those running micro$oft windoz. windoz is a system resource hog, but Linux can work without any major issues on machines 10 years old, or older.
Don’t get me wrong, more ram, faster hard drives and better graphics cards will also make Linux run better. However, Linux can do more, with less!
As far as Operating Systems are concerned, until micro$oft gives up entirely on their sue strategies and focuses more on safety, security, simplicity, and speed, the OS they produce will continue to be crap in the pond of sewage called micro$oft.
To drain the sludge pit, micro$oft needs to start over! Try taking a page from the open source book, and begin again. micro$oft could be a powerhouse within the Open Source Community. They could help advance the community efforts and their own, instead of consistently attacking it. Can you image what the resulting OS would be, if micro$oft changed gears and put its efforts into a Linux-Based Open Source Community, working together to make micro$oft windoz better? Can you imaging the value such an OS would be to businesses and individuals alike?
It isn’t too hard to imagine. You can already make Linux look like windoz. You can also run many windoz applications, right inside Linux. If worst comes to worst, you can run micro$oft windoz as a virtual machine, and install all the windoz applications you want (though, I hardly find this a viable method).
Tom Rizzo wants to talk about support huh? Well, truth be told, neither company has anything to brag about, but especially not micro$oft. micro$oft support is the worst in the world, at all levels. No matter what kind of support you need, you always get scripted answers, followed by the run-a-round, from someone you cant understand, and more importantly who cant understand you.
I haven’t seen one good report about micro$oft, their ability to provide support, and their ability to solve a problem. Yet, I have been in contact with several levels of micro$oft’s support. I’ve been in touch with micro$oft’s support for msn internet access, hotmail, live mail, office, windoz (desktop and server). Each time, the person assigned to help me was little more than a trained monkey.
Though, I would bet Tom Rizzo doesn’t have a clue how terrible micro$oft’s support really is. If he has problems, he gets real engineers while the public gets stuck with monkeys, automation and scripted answers.
I have also been in contact with Google’s support team. While they aren’t nearly as bad, you get a similar song and dance.
micro$oft mouth Pieces always love to talk market share. Though, they rarely have any grasp on the what the data actually means. The truth is, when it comes to market share, micro$oft is loosing it. As more and more people find Linux and Apple/Mac less of a hassle and more cost effective, they leave micro$oft.
Seriously… Think about the last 10 years of computers you’ve had. Think about all the software you’ve purchased to put on them. Think about all the updates and repairs you’ve put into each machine. Think of how many times you’ve had to re-buy the newest version of micro$oft windoz.
I’ve been using Mac OS and Linux, beside my micro$oft windoz systems for years. Just recently though, I got rid of my last remaining windoz-based OS. Since then, I’ve had less problems. No Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). No Lag Time, waiting on the OS to do what I told it to. My internet seems to work better. No Viruses, Mal-ware, Spy-ware or Ad-ware. Most importantly, there has been less money taken out of my pocked for software, upgrades, support and repair.
I have not yet found a single instance where the expensive micro$oft windoz based software, cannot be replaced with a software which doesn’t cost me anything.
To top it off, I pointed all this out to two retired individuals, who were looking to buy new computers They both found brand new Apple MacBook Pro systems. Neither of them have had any issue adjusting to Mac OS X from Windows. I would guess, both could have switched to any other variation of NIX, just as easily.
To wrap up this article, I’d like to point out that buying micro$oft software is one great big, elaborate scheme to keep people locked into micro$oft.
micro$oft wants software developers to write software for micro$oft operating systems.
Lets say you are a dentist, getting ready to open your own practice. The number one thing you need is a practice management system. If you find one you like, which is designed to work on micro$oft windoz, you will equip your office with windoz machines and a windoz server to run the software.
Now, lets say you want to work from home on the weekend. You also have to have a windoz machine. If you want to allow any of your staff to work from home, they also need windoz machines.
Along with each windoz machine purchased, you need to buy anti-virus, anti-malware, anti-rootkit and anti-spyware software. You have to pay for updates to these every year.
If you want to keep your computer running the best it can for as long as possible, you need a commercial de-fragmentation software, because the one provided with micro$oft windoz doesn’t work. You have to pay for updates to it every year too.
All of these costs are on top of the cost of the practice management software and the monthly or yearly license costs associated with using it.
Instead, if you choose a web based practice management software, developed with the latest web standards, for your new office, you could run it on just about any OS with internet access. Then you could use Linux-Based (or Mac OS X) desktops for use in your office. You could still use micro$oft windoz if you wanted too, but with Linux, you wouldn’t have to continuously buy new software updates and renewals. You could simply make a donation to the Open-Source Community behind the software’s development.
A Linux or Apple/Mac solution could save companies millions of dollars. If you are a small or start-up business, this process will significantly decrease your upfront technology costs.