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osOpinion: Microsoft Irrelevant in New (OS) World Order

Jun 20, 2000, 07:25 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Diedrichs)

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"In a heterogeneous, net-centric world, the data and protocols will rule. Which OS is "under the hood" will be far less important than which file formats and protocols you can handle, and how many different kinds of devices and systems you can share information with.'

"In a net-centric world, Linux offers a "path of less resistance" than Windows, both to developers and users. OS-independent applications will simply have more value than those which are wedded to a single platform. Developers who write cross-platform code will serve a much larger market than their VB/MFC counterparts -- and will thus make more money."

"Anyone who thinks the Next Killer App will only run on Windoze, please raise your hand..."

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