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PSCU.com: Winners and losers - The chief inspector pontificates on the preponderance of platforms

Jul 02, 2000, 15:57 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robert Stephens)

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"Q: Which Operating system will everyone use in the future? Will it be Windows? Mac? Linux? BeOS? Who will win this clash of the titans?"

"A: And the winner is ... no one! Just when you thought Windows would take over the world, it gets sued by the government. Steve Jobs comes back to rescue Apple with colored plastic. Linux emerges as the operating system of choice for geeks. So who will win? Not a one. They all will win. How, you ask? You can thank the Internet and soon, wireless technology."

"The fact is, in the not-too-distant future, it won't matter which operating system you use for most common applications. This is because all the new innovations occurring in software are over the Internet. For example, Windows people are always pouncing on Mac users with the old line, "There are more software titles for Windows...."

"The point is that it will matter less and less which operating system you use. That's good news for users. It will create more choices when deciding which computer to buy."

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