Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Not Bill Gates nbg at nbg.invalid
Wed Oct 26 00:01:05 CEST 2005


mwm at mired.org wrote...
> Not Bill Gates <nbg at nbg.invalid> writes:
> > steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au wrote...
> >> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 15:35:47 +0000, Not Bill Gates wrote:
> >> > Heck, I dunno.  Like you, I don't even really care all that much.  
> >> You don't care that innovation in desktop software has been crippled by
> >> the actions of the monopoly player Microsoft?
> > You need to first prove innovation in desktop software has been 
> > crippled, don't you?
> 
> MS took desktop software through pretty much the same sequence of
> offerings that the mainframe and minicomputer software industry had
> been throgh: flat file systems and single-tasking OS's in a command
> line environment, adding nested file systems, adding TSRs, adding a
> windowing environment, adding true multitasking and finally
> multiprocessor systems. This took them what - 20+ years?

<shrug>  Being pissed off about how things could have been done 
better is a losing proposition.  Even so, I'm a LOT more pissed off 
that we're still driving around in 25 mpg polluting gas-burners than 
I am about not having Windows XP available in 1985.



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