[K12OSN] OT: News article

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Thu May 11 08:40:33 UTC 2006

On Thursday 11 May 2006 02:33, Doug Simpson wrote:

> "There's no innovation that we've seen come out of - at least Linux,"
> Ballmer said Tuesday. "Linux is a clone of a 30-years-old operating
> system (called Unix)."

I reckon M$ has stifled innovation.  When I started working in computing in 
1979, I worked on IBM 370s and ICL 2900s, which were common machines.  Ten 
years later, I was working with PCs running Windows and the big irons were 
all but consigned to history.  Another 15 years on and I am still working 
with PCs running Windoze.  I think the PC came out in 1983 and Windows was 
launched in 1985; ie it's 20 years old.  Linux (1992) is really the fresh 
faced kid on the block. 

Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
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