__/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Tuesday 28 March 2006 19:59 \__
> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, billwg
> on Sat, 25 Mar 2006 21:29:02 GMT
>> "Roy Culley" <rgc@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>>I have most wintrolls killfiled but I do see followups to most of them
>>> (too much fun seeing their arguments torn to shreds).
>>> Since the MS annoucement of vista being delayed due to security
>>> problems and the next release of Office also delayed (the 2 cash cows
>>> that feed MS) the wintrolls seem very quiet. Wht is that? I think we
>>> all know. MS is fucked. :-)
>> LOL!!! You anti-MS folk are cute! You obviously recognize that your
>> only hope is that MS will somehow chuck, so you brand every change in
>> the day to day flow as the sure sign of that ultimate catastrophe that
>> will propel your boy linus to the top as the only one left standing! At
>> least it is a simply to grasp philosophy:
>> Plan A - Microsoft shoots self in foot.
>> Plan B - Microsoft shoots self in foot.
>> Plan C - (see plan A )
>> When are you folk going to have a proactive plan of your own?
> I wouldn't worry too much. People will eagerly [*] await
> Vista's offering, lining up at midnight on a certain
> cold day in January (or is it February 2007 now?) when
> the release is announced. Microsoft's stock will double
> after Vista's release in the space of 4 months or so,
> and Microsoft will start acquiring a few little companies.
> as skyrocketing shareprices increase Microsoft's worth to
> about $600B.
> Sun will probably be first (predicted market cap: $6.00B),
> followed by HP/Compaq (PMC: $50.00B), IBM (PMC: $90.00B),
> Google (PMC: $80.00B) and Intel (PMC: $150.00B). Total
> acquisition costs: about $400B-$500B, when all is said
> and done. DELL will remain a partner though it may lose
> some sales as its "alternative/Linux" program collapses
> because of Vista's inherent superiority. Various spinoffs
> may ensue.
> Simultaneously with Vista's release, Microsoft will release
> Web 3.0 [+], an integrated package of web development tools
> that will supplant all existing HTML with proprietary
> easy-to-use .NET-based RAD software that companies will
> eagerly lap up. This will make Microsoft's stock soar to
> half again its value ($1.4-$1.7T at this point) as Vista
> is the only OS that can both run this package and take the
> results from a server running this package and interpret
> them properly. The rest of the web browsers will indicate
> various failures as they struggle to catch up. Yahoo! in
> particular will completely collapse.
> Viruses will of course vanish from the landscape as Vista's
> advanced new security capabilities go out and nuke them
> at their source, using patented "Attack Them Where They
> Live(tm)" technology. This technology will implement
> Massively Assisted Devastation(tm) on anyone sending a
> virus, leaving the user's nodes unaffected.
> Microsoft will then go after Verizon, Level3, AOL, and
> the mighty T, also known as AT&T International, based in
> Houston, and thereby own most of the US Internet, as well as
> a significant portion of the VOIP market and large chunks
> of various other markets having to do with music, video, and
> And Microsoft shareholders and all the users will all live
> happily ever after.
> The End.
> [*] FSVO.
> [+] Web 2.0 is an informal name occasionally used in news stories
> to describe such things as web widgets. Other names are possible.
Hilarious! Unfortunately, I suspect that billgw ejaculated by the time he had
reached the third paragraph.
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