"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
"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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