"Microsoft's failings are finally catching up with it and will
cause the once-unstoppable juggernaut to cede to Linux. A key event
was September 14, 2000, when Microsoft set a tiny snowball rolling
with the release of the deeply flawed Windows Me. That snowball has
been gaining momentum, despite some ups and downs along the way--XP
was an up, for example.
"In many respects, the public mood has already shifted against
the operating system that was once considered the heart of personal
computing. Here are 10 reasons why that shift has taken place:
"1. Inconsistent Windows releases
One of the things you can always count on is that you cannot count
on new Microsoft operating systems to be reliable.