"The purportedly communist Linux and open source model was
viciously capitalized by Wall Street. Paper fortunes weremade,
including record breaking Nasdaq IPO increases. Armies of press
corps bored over never-ending Microsoft news and supposed Pentium
breakthroughs took up the Linux anthem, occasionally just to look
smart. Some were."
"Now, it's a new millennium for many. Fortunes shrank. Windows
2000 arrived and to everyone's surprise, it hardly ever blows up,
mercifully. Windows NT 5 (as it was once known, and I have the
T-shirt to prove it) hasn't taken the world by storm, and its price
seems to climb with each new Microsoft DOJ appeal. Today, there is
a Windows 2000 server license fee, a client-access license fee, and
soon there'll likely be a Kerberos ticket charge. Perhaps we'll
have to go to the TicketMaster website for access."
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