In comp.os.linux.advocacy, John A. Bailo
on Tue, 23 May 2006 09:12:21 -0700
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> Unix, Linux Mythology Continues to Unfold
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | The problem for Sun and, to a lesser extent, SGI is that for too long,
>> | they competed against a brain trust in Redmond, Wash., and not the
>> | global brain trust that was creating Linux. Therefore, they weren't
>> | prepared for how quickly it undercut their business. Linux has forced
>> | both SGI and Sun to adopt a "we do Linux better" strategy. The word "Unix"
>> | is never uttered.
> Microsoft's ultimate goal was to displace UNIX.
> The fact that Linux has done that means that Microsoft can only dwindle.
A profit of $33B can hardly be called "dwindling". Of course, one would
hope that they eventually *do* dwindle, or at least abandon the desktop
(Then again, Linux works in so many other marketplaces Microsoft may
very well find itself surrounded! :-) )
Windows Vista. Because it's time to refresh your hardware. Trust us.