"Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed of a day when we would
"transform the jangling discords of our nation into a beautiful
symphony of brotherhood." In the technology world, perhaps that
notion might be applicable to the dream of a day when we'd get
beyond incompatible operating systems to have a truly interoperable
software application industry.
"Slowly, but surely, we're getting there...on both counts.
"It's getting harder to live on Windows Island. And, as cool as
you might think you are to have an "exclusive" berth on the Mac's
Love Boat, it's hard to live exclusively within the confines of OS
"The need for heterogeneity has always existed, but it's
becoming more pronounced as devices proliferate, devices that run
diverse operating systems, especially Linux."