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Is open source really the future?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by aliskorn, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. aliskorn

    aliskorn Regular Member

    Apr 21, 2008
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    Psychologist & programmer
    Hey, guys how`s it going? Are we in the lounge? Yeah, I think we are. I`ve been thinking lately about microsoft`s lame operating systems. Since winxp , everything was crap.

    I think many people use windows because they lack the technical knowledge to use anything else. As I see it, the main advantage of windows is it`s easy to use interface and directx. But more and more people buy game consoles nowadays so the directx advantage is shrinking.

    I know Microsoft is investing 70% of it`s capital in developing the dotnet framework. I think that`s pretty smart of them. They want to make an excellent framework so programmers will develop in dotnet and keep windows alive thanks to their software.

    I really think Microsoft is starting to go downhill. Not even the powerful dotnet framework will save it.

    What do you guys think?
  2. Belexandor

    Belexandor Junior Member

    May 4, 2008
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    Chairman for the non-profit organization to help h
    I think to each his/her own.

    If I were just starting out I might take a look at another option but...

    Windows isn't going anywhere. 7 is the best OS that they've made to date and this is coming from someone who swore he would never leave XP. I say hats off to those that like to tinker--by all means use open source but I've never found ANYTHING that I couldn't make work on either XP or 7. It can run anything I need and the best software companies are always going to tailor their products for Windows OS. It's just good business to do so.

    I get that there are people who are skilled enough to code their own stuff and really get into the nuts and bolts of it but they're the vast minority. I'm just not one of those people. I'd rather spend my time on the computer either marketing or enjoying media. Windows (and my good friends in Sweden) allows me to run any app and enjoy any media available in the world today with absolutely no hassle.

    All of this is probably derivative of the fact that I've never used anything else but you know the saying, if it ain't broke........