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

From: Juan Carlos Reyes Pacheco <>
Date: Fri, 28 Jan 2005 16:37:38 -0400
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Thanks Goulet, I make you the same question I did to Jared which is your opinion, in 8 years
x% of client customers will be windows/linux and
x% of server customer will be windows/linux For example in your office, how much linux & windows computers you have. :)

On Fri, 28 Jan 2005 15:04:44 -0500, Goulet, Dick <> wrote:
> 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 []
> Sent: Friday, January 28, 2005 2:50 PM
> To:
> Cc:
> 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.
> >
> Juan,
> This FUD has been circulating since Bill posed for the
> beefcake shots in Beat.
> 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
> 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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