"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
"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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