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Betamax

Posted Dec 5, 2003 1:57 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954)
In reply to: Wind River's change of heart by RobSeace
Parent article: Wind River's change of heart

Maybe not everyone understood the metaphor.

In the home video recorder world, Betamax was first; for a while Betamax was synonymous with "home video recorder." Most people agree it is technically superior to VHS. VHS had the better business plan behind it and became more popular. Popular beats technically good every time. Within a few years, Betamax vanished.


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Betamax

Posted Dec 5, 2003 13:22 UTC (Fri) by RobSeace (subscriber, #4435) [Link]

Exactly, which is why I disliked the metaphor in this case... To accept it
means to accept that proprietary Unix is technically superior to Linux,
which is something that has most definitely NOT been proven true in MY
personal experience using many varieties of both...


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