On Sat, 18 Mar 2006 12:19:34 +0000, Roy Schestowitz
>__/ [ Paul B ] on Saturday 18 March 2006 11:34 \__
>> On Sat, 18 Mar 2006 05:39:37 GMT, Who Turned Off The Lights?
>> <Lights@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 21:50:37 -0600, Paul B wrote:
>>>> From http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/4816848.stm
>I agree. It was so good that it could not have been 'snipped. Until now!
Sorry, I did a "BB" ;)
>I came across some article on Google's inability to keep secrets. I think it
>was last night, but I can't remember the source or the context. The media is
>rather obsessed with Google, either because plenty of what they do is
>exciting (or overhyped rather). I still fail to understand why every media
>outlet (even the CNN) was compelled to write an article about these coarse
>maps of Mars. NASA have made these available for quite some time, or so I
>I sometimes wonder if people's disdain towards Microsoft is what makes Google
>news item such an 'eye candy'. Google are still perceived as Microsoft's
>biggest rival although the main rival is probably IBM (even Gates recently
>As part of them FUD campaigns, Microsoft have just invested half a billion
>dollars in a program that would obviate the need to have IBM consultants
>ever involved. Needless to say, all that will go into consideration will be
>Windows, of course.
>IBM's loveaffair with UNIX and expections for growth with Linux (from 16
>billion last year to 50 billion this year) really scares Microsoft. So IBM,
>who used to be the "evil monopoly" before Microsoft got around, could
>possibly rise again,a long with Red Hat, Novell /et al/. Need I mention that
>IBM in Germany are probably moving workstations to Linux rather than upgrade
>to Windows Vista? *grin*
>Oops. I think I crossed over the the wrong topic, as well as newsgroup.
>*smile* I'll get back to COLA.
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