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LinuxPlanet: Microsoft’s Potemkin Village

“As predicted here weeks ago, the release of W2K ended up being
a nonevent for penguinistas, albeit for slightly different reasons.
It was a nonevent for penguinistas because it was a nonevent for
everyone.”

“One of the oft-repeated criticisms of Linux is that it
lacks the breadth of applications found in the Windows world.

When you consider every iteration of Windows, this is true.”

“But take a look at the “certified” Windows 2000
applications,
as verified on behalf of Microsoft by Veritest.
You can find the entire list here, but don’t worry about crashing
your browser under the load of a huge listing of thousands of
certified applications: there are exactly 21 products that
are certified to work with Windows 2000.”

Complete
story
.