The Register: Opinion: How Linux could screw MS in Q4 2000

“After a few months hiatus Microsoft and Intel seem to have got
their act back together, and have produced the first draft of the
roadmap for the class of PC that’s intended to go on sale late in
the year 2000. They’ve done joint roadmaps before, and it has
worked to the extent that Intel has remained the dominant chip
supplier and Microsoft the dominant OS supplier – but what if, this
time around, it fails?”

“Actually, the latest blueprint has a high probability of
failure on the software side, and this is a clear opportunity – if
Microsoft’s rivals are smart enough to take advantage of it.”