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RE: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the market

From: Goulet, Dick <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:04:44 -0500
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>From someone who has to use Windoze along with Linux & HP-UX. Windoze
interface is proprietary, develop for that platform & you can't get multi platform independence. Having to reboot to clear 90% of one's errors is also not an acceptable thing. Having to reboot after each software patch/load is not acceptable. Having to patch the OS 30 times a month to keep the hackers out is not acceptable. And having to reboot every month to keep it running smoothly, not acceptable. We're moving towards a more thin client would based on application/web servers. With that again IE is MS specific & there are more than MS clients out there so you've got to stick with NetScape or FireFox as your target browser. End result, in 8 years Microsoft will have the same market share in operating systems as Apple has today in desktops. I firmly believe we'll see the end of Windoze in the data center in that time. Possibly not the desktop, but that's looking slimmer as well. In 2003 Linspire, Linux desktop OS, only held .1% market share, in 2004 I believe they rose to around 3%. And that's climbing I believe. Heck, VMS that I loved & mourned because we were told it was dead is happily still alive & well, just not as well known. So watch out for the PR hype & spin. It'll make you dizzy!!

Dick Goulet
Senior Oracle DBA
Oracle Certified 8i DBA
-----Original Message-----
From: Jared Still []=20 Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: Microsoft Windows, will rule in the next 8 years in the market

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 11:19:34 -0400, Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco <> wrote:
> Hi list, I was reading and article, some "investigation" says windows
> will be the operating system of the future. The person who writes this
> article don't loves microsoft window anyway, but money does miracles.


This FUD has been circulating since Bill posed for the beefcake shots in Beat. =20

It wasn't true then, it aint true now.

As long as their are folks that can think for themselves and see thru marketing hype, there will be people implementing non-MS Operating Systems.

Try spending some time writing utilities using only MS=20 command line tools, and it becomes obvious that MS will never eliminate the competition.

MS does not now, nor has it ever, innovated.

MS knows PR, marketing and spin. There are fortunately people that are immune to this.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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