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Feb 03, 1999, 18:35 (6 Talkback[s])

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Desktop-as-a-Service Designed for Any Cloud ? Nutanix Frame


Thanks to Jean-Paul Alderac for this link.

"Warning. The following is a rant, and as such, represents an extremely biased opinion." -- Rob Bos

"Over a period of three months, Microsoft Corporation made 73 cents per share in profit, for a total of approximately two billion dollars US . That might not surprise most people.. Microsoft has a huge net worth. The clincher, however, is the fact that that 2 billion dollars was made on a gross of about 5 billion dollars."

"Two billion dollars of profit on a five billion gross."

"Forty percent profit."

"Microsoft is just one example of a rot, a disease that pervades the software industry. Scores of companies are constantly competing for their little niches, hoping to obtain their own little monopolies to leverage and take on other sectors of the marketplace. Microsoft is not the disease, it is the symptom of a corrupt and diseased industry..."

Read Rob Bos's rant.