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LinuxPlanet: Editor's Note: More FUD From Microsoft

May 07, 2000, 16:19 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kevin Reichard)

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"Let me get this straight: two writers from PC World go to the Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, listen to Bill Gates' keynote and then declare that based on what they heard at the show, Windows is certain to dominate the PC market well into the year 2004. And declare this with a straight face, no less."

"Geez, debunking crap like this could easily turn into a full-time job, couldn't it?"

"Let's begin with the basic premise: that there's a lot of neat hardware coming down the pike, and that the only operating system to benefit from these breakthroughs will be Windows. Yes, there are definitely a lot of hardware breakthroughs on the horizon. But to assume that only Windows will benefit from these breakthroughs is rather illogical. These breakthroughs have nothing to do with the operating system. USB is clearly the best way of managing peripherals, but its advantages won't be felt only by Windows users. The next wave of 64-bit Intel processors certainly won't be limited to Windows users; the Linux community is already dedicated to creating Linux's 64-bit future. Digital video certainly is already supported in Linux."

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