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Re: [News] Windows Out of Steam? (NYTimes)

  • Subject: Re: [News] Windows Out of Steam? (NYTimes)
  • From: "John A. Bailo" <jabailo@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 15 Oct 2006 00:13:38 -0700
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Texeme Construct
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Is Windows Near End of Its Run?
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | In fast-growing consumer markets, Microsoft is playing catch-up. It
> | trails well behind Google in Internet search. Next month, Microsoft
> | will introduce its Zune music player, in an uphill effort to take on
> | the Apple iPod.
> `----

Email sent to STEVE LOHR (author of above article):

"I find it interesting that you write a whole interview about the
obsolescence of Windows and fail to mention either Linux or Open Source.  
I mean, why give Balmer even more free public relations and press? 

Windows is dead.  Vista is stillborn.   The only real action is in the open
source community -- and that doesn't mean some Fat Cat sitting on his
behind and using the word "community" a lot.

The real innovation is that the OSS Community has replaced the need for a
Microsoft -- which never really innovated anything, but program managed and
distributed it.   Well, the Internet lets every one do that.  On input,
SourceForge lets millions worldwide contribute to projects.   On output,
bittorrent sends files p2p'd instantly.

No, I think you were too "soft" on Mr. Ballmer.   But not to mind, he's just
minding the downtown store while the Walmart opens up down the street."

Texeme Construct

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