"Roy Schestowitz" <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> Truth and false are often defined by whatever suits your arguments.
> the interpretation of the situation is merely an illusion. Windows 3.0
> marks the beginning of large-scale piracy and a corporation that turns
> blind eye. Some suspect they continue to do so:
Well, Roy, say all you want about Microsoft, you are entitled to your
opinion, as thinly held as it may be. But Windows, as a product that
grew into the consumer mainstream, started in 1991 with Win3.0 and that
is the measure of success rate that linux must follow if it is to
measure up. So far, it is essentially still stuck in the chute and is
by any token years behind the market capture profile of the original
Windows. Win3.0 moved from an introduction lightweight contender
against OS/2 to the market leader Win95 version in under 5 years.
The smart money is not on linux.