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Re: How much longer..

  • From: Tim Thorne
  • Date: Wed Aug 13 18:06:10 2003

"McBurnett, Jim" <jmcburnett@msmgmt.com> wrote:

>OK.. 
>I have lurked enough on this one..
>$60 Billion plus for microsoft..
>and 600 millions lines of code.
>thousands of employee programmers...

Problem is, you can't engage in gunfights with 5-0, rob banks or pimp
your grandmother out on a *nix. On Windows you can do this in Grand
Theft Auto 3. Its going to be OS of choice for home users (and thus a
lot of businesses as people will be familiar with it) for a long time
to come. The XP firewall was a step forward for MS. Now they need to
turn it on and block by default giving the user an intuitive interface
they can point and click at: "I want to use kazaa, e-donkey, etc".

TT




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