On Wed, 1 Jun 2005, Bernhard Rohrer wrote:
> Longhorn is planning to give us tools for information organisation
> beyond file system hierarchy. This is an imprtant step. Does
> anybody know what the open source community plans in response?
To be honest, there's really no response to something like Longhorn.
Microsoft's original announcement of its intended feature set did
provoke some open-source developers to look into equivalent ideas, eg
Hans Reiser and his ambitious plans for Reiser4, which, unlike MS, he
could not deliver on.
The release of Longhorn, with it's incredible feature set - rich
semantics in the FS for one - have shown that open-source simply
can't match MS.
I don't know about you, but i'm off to PCWorld to buy my copy of
Longhorn, i imagine most people on this list are doing similar, just
as everyone on PlanetGNOME, Debian, etc. is doing.
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Everyone thinks he has enough.
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