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ABC News: Duels to Come

Dec 10, 2002, 23:30 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael S. Malone)

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"As high tech haltingly emerges from the downturn, the shape of the new era is beginning to emerge. New technologies, opportunities and markets are slowly taking shape. And as they do, new corporate competitors are preparing to battle--perhaps to the death--over each of them.

"Here are some of my guesses as to the antagonists--and the likely winners...

"7. Windows vs. Linux

"Time is on Linux's side. Every Microsoft success is cause for a few more million customers to fear its hegemony. And every Microsoft failure reinforces competitors' belief that it can be taken down. Finally, Microsoft is on the losing side of the same game it played to defeat Apple: The big monolithic dinosaur that tries to control the landscape inevitably loses to the mob of tiny heterogeneous mammals that scurry about looking for any and every opportunity to survive..."

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