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Family PC: The Trouble with Windows

Feb 16, 1999, 18:22 (13 Talkback[s])

Thanks to Matthew Wright for this link.

"Torvalds's team developed Linux on a tiny budget but put reliability high on the list of priorities. Surely Microsoft, with all its millions in R&D money, could do the same."

"While the Justice Department and Bill Gates have locked horns over whether Microsoft is guilty of monopolistic business practices, I think Microsoft is guilty of a bigger crime. Its real crime over the years has been its lack of concern for reliability."

"Today, more than 20 years into the personal computer revolution, with computers in nearly 50 percent of American households, computers are harder to use and less reliable than any other home appliance."

Complete story.