"As the business world awaits the arrival of Windows 2000
Thursday, Microsoft's rivals aren't exactly running for cover just
yet from the killer operating system that analysts once thought
would destroy the competition...."
"Long-time analysts note that the best technology doesn't always
emerge as the market leader. Microsoft is in elite company as one
of the best marketers of technology -- whether or not it's got the
best technology or not -- and that works to the software titan's
advantage. Xerox, IBM, Apple and others at different points each
developed software technology that was widely regarded at the time
as being superior to Microsoft's offerings, and yet Microsoft still
rose to the top...."
"To hear analysts talk about Windows 2000 just three years ago,
the threat of Microsoft's upcoming staple product had software
engineers at competing companies fearing for their livelihoods.
Today, many say that Microsoft can scarcely think about taking
over the market for high-end operating systems because it faces too
much competition from a stubborn Sun Micro, a resurgent Novell and
a scrappy group of Linux upstarts."
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