"This being a Unix column, we can often dismiss what goes on in
the Windows space with a sniffy, 'not our kind, dear.' But the
latest seismic shift on the other side of the OS tracks has many a
Unix pundit ... verklempt.
"We, however, are more rational beings. No, we don't think Bill
Gates' decision to step down as chief software architect at
Microsoft will result in a mass migration to the Linux desktop. Nor
do we think it's Unix's golden opportunity to relive its glory
"Lest you attribute our tempered reaction to a liking for the
'software behemoth,' bear in mind that we had a similar reaction to
Sun CEO Scott McNealy's passing of the baton to then COO Jonathan
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