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LinuxPlanet: 63,000 Bugs and Counting

Feb 17, 2000, 17:49 (1 Talkback[s])
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"Tuning in CNN in the wee hours of the morning, I was privileged to catch a report from the CNN London bureau about the inevitability of Windows 2000 becoming the corporate standard in the next few years. Relying heavily on the opinions of a single analyst -- someone from the The Gartner Group, which tends to shill heavily for Microsoft -- the reporter proclaimed that despite the presence of 63,000 bugs in the code, Windows 2000 was sure to do well."

"A few years ago, Windows 2000 would have done well. At that time Microsoft possessed the keys to the kingdom and was the only serious player in the operating-system world. With the UNIX community seriously fragmented and Apple in a state of confusion, Microsoft could have pounced on the confusion and pushed the envelope with some cutting-edge OS design...."

"So what does this mean for Linux? Realistically, it shouldn't mean a darn thing. One of the more refreshing things about many of the members of the Linux community is a shared devotion to making Linux the best OS possible, no matter what other folks are doing. True, there are partisans out there whose hate for Microsoft far exceeds their love of Linux...."

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