tdockery97 wrote:I just read the whole article on the state of Windows, and I am not one bit surprised. I really think Windows 8 is a big nail in their coffin. It's going to be a horrendous failure following too closely behind the Vista debacle.
I wish it were THE 'big nail in their coffin'; it would be a vast relief for me -- an maybe a few others
Sadly, MS can last a long time the way they are; a savvy marketing operation with stunted technology and a POWERFUL legal staff that earns/defends large portions of their revenue stream. As long as they can generate income through intimidating cell phone companies who use android into paying them a 'little on the side' for violating undisclosed patents, why would they need to innovate? And if 'secure boot' isn't much more an example of legal hard ball to limit competition versus technological necessity, just paint me pink and call me piggy...
Rant over (for the moment)
Regarding the original topic of this thread, Linux Mint is a fine example of a well run technology organization. If LM was a for-profit company, you should be investing every shekel you have; Cinnamon is the clear DE winner in Linux for the foreseeable future, and MATE will be a part of LM as long as its loyal end users vote for it by 1> number of downloads and 2> end user involvement in the Forums. Clem is one smart cookie, and a leader committed to listening to his constituency. Because of that, Linux Mint is not going to shot two of its shining stars.
Rest happy, Catbuntu, all the lights are green -- you really have nothing to worry about.