"...now that Microsoft was facing a shift towards a services
revenue model, one that Eazel itself is relying on, we
wondered how did he think it would be able to manage the transition
without losing a significant chunk of revenue? It ought at
least to survive, he reckons. "If you look at every technical
dislocation Microsoft has faced so far, it's made them stronger" he
says. "Don't expect them to disappoint." But he thinks their
lock on the software market is already loosening, thanks to the
Internet, specifically their hold over file formats. "I'm sure
they'll survive... But just doing quite well may not be good enough
for them. We'll see."
"His enthusiasm for software sharing is simply put: "Shared
intellectual property in the software world is as big as the break
from feudal societies to democracy. We're still in the feudal
world, but it's changing - that's historically inevitable."
"So how about Aqua? ... Hertzfeld says he has reservations too
about the single window mode, in which only one instance of the
Finder browser is allowed at any one time. Although Nautilus too
very much resembles the Aqua Finder window, you can bring another
one up too."
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