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Upside: Breaking Windows

Sep 07, 1999, 13:53 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Larry Magid)


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"For years, Microsoft has been fighting the notion of Net-based applications. The idea of running programs over the Internet threatens Microsoft's multibillion dollar Office application business, as well as the company's crown jewel--the Windows operating system."

"Sun Microsystems, on the other hand, has long trumpeted the value of network-based applications. I can't remember when it coined the slogan 'the network is the computer,' but I know it was long before many people were talking about running applications over the Net."

"Well, it appears that Microsoft may be in the process of meeting its match."

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