Home > Windows > Microsoft Releases Windows CE .NET 4.2 to Manufacturing Microsoft Releases Windows CE .NET 4.2 to Manufacturing Eugenia Loli 2003-04-23 Windows 4 Comments More than 60 partners participate in early Development Program helping to propel Windows Embedded to No. 1 industry position, Microsoft said. Also, Windows Server 2003 by the numbers: One of the biggest product launches in Microsoft History. About The Author Eugenia Loli Ex-programmer, ex-editor in chief at OSNews.com, now a visual artist/filmmaker. Follow me on Twitter @EugeniaLoli 4 Comments 2003-04-23 8:19 pm I read this today over at The Economist… “…Microsoft’s foray into the market for server operating systems appears to have a much better chance of paying off. In the final quarter of last year, it was shipping a massive three-fifths of new server operating systems, way ahead of its closest rival, Sun Microsystems’ Unix, at 15%, and Linux, the free open-source operating system designed by volunteer programmers, at 14%. In its most recent quarterly results, Microsoft revealed that sales of its server operating system were rising by 21% year-on-year, in a slowing market, while sales of its core operating-system business were rising by a more sedate 10%…” http://www.economist.com/agenda/displaystory.cfm?story_id=1729325 Note that The Economist is an Establishment rag that routinely despises MSFT in everything they write about them (somewhat like The Register), so their editorial bias is against MSFT, if anything. 2003-04-23 10:07 pm remember when gates introduced windoes 95, how he wanted everybody to join in and make it a succes for all the people. well here we go again. and if they have a big success down the road then of course gates will push all of those that helped to make it a success into the ground so he can control it. its amazing how people are so stupid as to make the same mistakes over and over again just to whine and complain over and over again. fascinating. 2003-04-24 11:48 am “Microsoft has said that it will make it easier for rivals to design software to connect with its Windows operating system. However, the company is also about to launch another server operating system that will be bundled and integrated with lots of other Microsoft products: exactly the sort of behaviour that got it into trouble in the first place” The Economist article focuses on Microsoft’s monopoly abuses. It is obvious to all that Microsoft is up to their same old dirty tricks. There is no way Microsoft would have any server market share if it weren’t for Microsoft’s desktop and office monopolies and the USDOJ’s ‘zero penalty’ settlement. It is absolute joke for the head of a monopoly to praise himself on marketshare. It’s not as if the marketshare was fairly earned. There is no accomplishment here. At least have the human decency to praise yourself in private. When Microsoft announces they are the #1 game console vendor… now that will be an accomplishment. 2003-04-24 12:30 pm None of MSFT’s market share has ever been “fairly” earned, but that wasn’t my point. My point has nothing to do with the true merits of any particular technology in the “marketplace”. MSFT is now #1 in embedded systems and their server growth is still huge, so just where exactly is this Linux “revolution” happening? MSFT is always paranoid about everything, but if they were really scared of Linux they would be lowering their prices by now.