Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Jan 2006 17:56 UTC, submitted by Linuxfanboy
Linux "With the traditional Microsoft news media turning their collective ear to the rest of the industry, you have to suspect a changing of the guard. But Linux companies don't seem to guage their efforts by what the industry says about Microsoft. Linux just keeps chugging along. So what does the Industry have to say about Microsoft? They say that though many people will swear by the invincibility of Microsoft's ship, it hasn't maneuvered all the icebergs. Collectively, the competition has started ringing up wins. With alternatives in Linux, FireFox, and Apple the Microsoft floating casino has begun to list and sway. Here's how and some of it might surprise you."
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RE[2]: I agree in some points
by DeadFishMan on Tue 24th Jan 2006 08:42 UTC in reply to "RE: I agree in some points"
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I disagree with that quote. Is there any evidence Bill made this promise? It makes no sense. Microsoft was an applications vendor before they were an OS vendor, and they had competitors to their ISVs' products from the beginning.

I canīt be regarded as pro-MS by any stretch of the word but I have to agree with you. There is no evidence whatsoever that Bill ever promised this.

Windows was the best selling platform back then (and still is today) and these ISVs wanted to profit, developing to reach the biggest market share that they could get.

While the rest of the article is not that far from being accurate (except that the author seems to be dismissing MS too quickly), I donīt know how he could come up with that.

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