“Though this was a great year for Linux, there’s no reason to
assume that the march to world domination will continue steadily in
’99. As Nick writes this month, the ISVs so crucial to Linux’s
success are right now taking advantage of what may only be a moment
of weakness on Microsoft’s part. If the two-ton gorilla from
Redmond wins its Department of Justice case, Nick predicts, these
same ISVs will “abandon Linux faster than a rat out of an
aqueduct.” By Nicholas Petreley.
Take nothing for granted.