M$ Shoots Foot, Again

“Microsoft’s restricting of Azure Server to a handful of vendors and certifying to a limited set of known hardware configurations will work. But it’s a policy that historically helped usher open-source and Linux towards broad success on servers and HPC.
 
If Microsoft wants true ubiquity of Azure Server, then it should have turned the whole proposition around. Not fit the hardware to the code but, rather, make the code work with the hardware by letting those from outside do the heavy lifting.
 
That, however, is called “open source” and open source is as much not part of the Microsoft model”
 
See Microsoft: Why we had to tie Azure Stack to boxen we picked for you
I’ve long held that the lack of modularity/high level of integration/mixing of stuff in TOOS is a weakness and endless source of problems. Well, in its old age, that’s a weakness for M$ itself. Not being able to sell software unbundled from hardware is a terrible deficit in a world where people are building open servers.

Enjoy your bitter pill, M$. You’re like the dinosaurs that succeeded so well that they died off… Bye-bye.

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3 Responses to M$ Shoots Foot, Again

  1. oiaohm says:

    http://www.news.com.au/national/nsw-act/news/party-for-freedom-members-interrupt-church-service-by-promoting-antiislamic-message/news-story/ab69cd57578f94bab79fe99e2e587bb6
    dougman we have faking it on both sides. This is anti islamic group causing a mess. So anti islamic groups will create events to justify their right to hit back.

    Something most people miss is islamic is not just one religion.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohamed_Elhassan_Mohamed
    Mohamed Elhasan Mohamed is Sufi
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sufism
    Mainstream scholars of Islam define Tasawwuf or Sufism as the name for the inner or esoteric dimension of Islam which is supported and complemented by outward or exoteric practices of Islam, such as Islamic law.
    Of course you did not look up what Sufism means to most of the Muslim world. Sufism is a fairly fancy word for radical/oddball/trouble maker and has been banned in many Muslim countries.

    dougman places like the USA have let the sufi because they were being prosecuted. Maybe the other Muslims knew something and when they banned it and we over looked it. This is the problem Muslim culture is broken into groups the same way Christians are broken into churches and in both cases there are groups that are no good.

    Yes Microsoft attempts to give stuff away to make themselves look like the good guy. It not that back ground checking was that hard.

  2. dougman says:

    Yes, M$ sure shoots it foot many times these days.

    “The elder Mohamed has worked with CAIR…a terror-linked pressure group that has been involved with numerous “hate crime” hoaxes in recent years, raising many suspicions that this was a planned setup hoax to create an “Islamophobic” incident.”

    For example: http://toprightnews.com/you-wont-believe-what-microsoft-just-gave-the-muslim-clock-kid-for-inventing-nothing/

  3. Agent Smith says:

    Oh, it’s the old lock in at work here. Why a surprised face ? It’s MS for Gates sake…

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