"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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