Video: Vista missing 'interesting' developments

Video: Vista missing 'interesting' developments

Summary: The president of Linux Australia said on Monday that Microsoft has left out many "interesting" developments in Vista -- such as a new file system, which creates an important opportunity for open-source vendors.On the first day of Linux.

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The president of Linux Australia said on Monday that Microsoft has left out many "interesting" developments in Vista -- such as a new file system, which creates an important opportunity for open-source vendors.

On the first day of Linux.conf.au, Jonathan Oxer compared Microsoft's development cycle with that of the open source community. In this 3.5 minute clip, Oxer explains why Vista is simply an "incremental change" compared to Windows XP.

Oxer also said that the launch of Windows Vista will create a huge opportunity for Linux vendors to take a larger share of the corporate desktop market. To view the other part of this interview, click here.

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Topics: Open Source, Linux, Microsoft, Windows

Munir Kotadia

About Munir Kotadia

Munir first became involved with online publishing in 1998 when he joined ZDNet UK and later moved into print publishing as Chief Reporter for IT Week, part of ZDNet UK, a weekly trade newspaper targeted at Enterprise IT managers. He later moved back into online publishing as Senior News Reporter for ZDNet UK.

Munir was recognised as Australia's Best Technology Columnist at the 5th Annual Sun Microsystems IT Journalism Awards 2007. In the previous year he was named Best News Journalist at the Consensus IT Writers Awards.

He no longer uses his Commodore 64.

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  • He's never touched vista

    despite the full disclosure at the head of the interview, what makes this news? My journalism professor would have smacked me in the head if I ran a second-hand interview.

    he says, I've had some friends who have played with vista.

    so, go interview those friends. This is just an opinion piece.

    journalism has gone away for good now mate
    anonymous