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Microsoft Prepares For General Public License Version 3: The End Of The Beginning For Windows?

Jun 17, 2007, 04:00 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dennis Byron)

"The game will go on for a decade or more (just as IBM (IBM) continues to milk its mainframes) but, to paraphrase Churchill I think, although this is not the beginning of the end, it is the end of the beginning for Windows. In my analysis, Microsoft will move away from selling technology in favor of going all SaaS (look for the Live... brand on everything from entertainment software to really cool new B2C stuff to Longhorn). The next decade for Microsoft is all about the experience according to Ray Ozzie.

"Therefore Microsoft doesn't care in the long run whether users have Linux on their desktops or OpenOffice on their servers..."

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