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LinuxPlanet: Rant Mode Equals One: Next Generation Windows Services Fun!

May 23, 2000, 20:18 (17 Talkback[s])
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[ Kevin Reichard writes: ]

"Not willing to cede any legitamacy to the U.S. court system, Microsoft is now formulating a plan that would put the entire Internet under the guide of--surprise!--Windows. Paul Ferris tears apart Microsoft's Next Generation Windows Service and explains why it would be a Very Bad Thing for the computing world."

From the story:

"Every time I see a new press announcement from Microsoft, typically I have to bite my tongue. Sometimes pretty hard. But the latest one, well, it's pretty much over the edge. It begs the question, rather, all questions. It's going beyond vapor--ware and stall--ware into the realm of God--knows--what--it--means--ware."

"I'd like to explore this new idea somewhat closely, mostly for the comic value it brought my day. It doesn't help matters much when you consider all of the cool acronyms that can be made out of the abbreviation for their new product idea: "NGWS." Let's start by looking a bit at the press announcement about it in the LA Times...."

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