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Opensource.org: Halloween VI: The Fatal Anniversary

Nov 01, 1999, 00:45 (10 Talkback[s])
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"It is now just about exactly a year since the Halloween Documents were first released upon an unsuspecting world. Many things have changed; Linux 2.2 has gone from promise to memory, the Halloween Documents' author has quit Microsoft to go to work for a Linux-based startup, mainstream market-research outfits like IDC now predict a 30% server-market share for Linux in the near future, and the first Linux IPO rocketed Red Hat Software to a six-billion-dollar market capitalization. A few things have remained the same; Windows is still buggy and insecure and crash-prone, Windows 2000 still isn't shipping, and Microsoft is still making excuses.

"But perhaps the most dramatic development in the Halloween saga has been a change in the axis of Microsoft spin."

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