Microsoft Hatred FAQ
john at castleamber.com
Sun Oct 16 02:23:54 CEST 2005
"David Schwartz" <davids at webmaster.com> wrote:
> "John Bokma" <john at castleamber.com> wrote in message
> news:Xns96F0B7AE1A639castleamber at 188.8.131.52...
>> "David Schwartz" <davids at webmaster.com> wrote:
>>> "Tim Roberts" <timr at probo.com> wrote in message
>>> news:a103l1tkejrc99s0385qjqqhm96d46dpc4 at 4ax.com...
>>>> Part of their behavior really escape me. The whole thing about
>>>> browser wars confuses me. Web browsers represent a zero billion
>>>> dollar a year market. Why would you risk anything to own it?
>>> It really isn't that hard to understand that web-based
>>> applications that
>>> work in any browser on any OS threaten to make it irrelevent what OS
>>> you're running.
>> And it's even easier to understand that your statement is nonsense.
> To you, if you don't understand it.
See my other example regarding graphics cards. Even if something comes
out of exactly the same factory (for example CD recordables), people
prefer one brand over one other, even if the only difference is the name
on the box. So even if some applications run in a web browser, there
will be people who prefer OS a over OS b, or Linux distribution c over
Linux distribution d. Even if it doesn't matter at all.
>> It doesn't matter which Linux distribution you pick, all use the
>> Linux kernel. On all I can run OpenOffice, and get the same results.
>> Yet people seem to prefer one distribution over one other.
> Right, and that's what Microsoft wants to avoid. They wants to
> make sure
> people *have* to choose a Microsoft operating system to get their
> applications to work. He
> doesn't want most applications to work the
> same on all operating systems. MS was afraid the browser would replace
> the operating system in the sense that it would be the target platform
> for applications.
I have no idea what MS was afraid off. They just deny at first that
something is important, and then take over. Somehow it works for them.
>>> MS has a strong interest in making sure it's important
>>> to be running on one of their OSes.
>> Maybe *they* do have a point :-).
> Well, they have their vision of the future of computing, and you
> can bet
> all things made by Microsoft are at the center of it.
Yup, and I think they will be right for quite some time.
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