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WINMAG: Is Microsoft Ripping Us Off?

Sep 13, 1999, 14:28 (19 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scot Finnie)

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"...in recent years, Microsoft has gone to the well more frequently, and with significantly less in the offing."

"In order to stay ahead of the pack, to stave off AOL and Linux and the DOJ and many other opponents on several other playing fields, Microsoft has to stay well out in front on leading innovation with the world's most widely distributed commercial desktop operating system. Windows 98 Second Edition adds architectural support for a short laundry list of more or less plumbing features. Although a much larger undertaking, Win98 was nearly three years in the making. We were ready for an upgrade. The Millennium version of Win9x will probably sport some user interface changes, and support for a short stack additional technologies. Microsoft is staying ahead of the Joneses. But they're asking you and me to foot the bill for that. And it's time we told them no dice."

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