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InfoWorld-Window Manager: You may be surprised by my Product of the Year

Jan 17, 2000, 02:21 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Brian Livingston)

"The Window Manager 1999 Product of the Year is Linux."

"Linux wins because it's challenging Microsoft's No. 1 server software position."

"Linux... is changing the playing field. Its share of the server OS market is growing, not contracting. Its "open source" philosophy lets it evolve in ways Microsoft products can't. And because it's free (or nearly so), Microsoft can't easily kill Linux by giving applications away..."

"... Microsoft surrendered the Product of the Year race, in my book, by default. Microsoft has left such gaping holes in Windows that real competition may be the only way to rebuild it into a trusted platform."

"... Ship now, security later. Plunging headlong in pursuit of its "Put the Internet in Everything" credo, Microsoft has opened up severe risks to users of consumer Windows."

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