Microsoft Prepares For General Public License Version 3: The End Of The Beginning For Windows?
Jun 17, 2007, 04:00 (9 Talkback[s])
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"The game will go on for a decade or more (just as IBM (IBM)
continues to milk its mainframes) but, to paraphrase Churchill I
think, although this is not the beginning of the end, it is the end
of the beginning for Windows. In my analysis, Microsoft will move
away from selling technology in favor of going all SaaS (look for
the Live... brand on everything from entertainment software to
really cool new B2C stuff to Longhorn). The next decade for
Microsoft is all about the experience according to Ray Ozzie.
"Therefore Microsoft doesn't care in the long run whether users
have Linux on their desktops or OpenOffice on their servers..."