Coming in late...but I would like to share my feelings about the Justice Dept messin' round in areas that apparently they know little about. I look at Microsoft as a great leader in our USA industrial movement and is more responsible for our current prosperity than anything the government has done recently. Why knock down an entity that is really good for the government (taxes) and good for the entire economy..our economy. After all, Microsoft could have been Microbishi and Japan might not be in trouble..if you get my drift. I like Microsoft..I like Bill Gates. We need more Bill Gates Microsofts and if the Justice Dept. would just melt out justice for the criminals instead of interferring with the good guys we would definitely be better off. This is not right. It is not right to punish a company for doing a damn good job.
What Netscape, Justice, and most incompetents forget that the entire personal computer industry growth is based on the expansion of the operating system. Everytime Microsoft enhances their operating system it usually means more memory, the requirement for faster chips, large scale storage, communications etc. etc.. In effect the tremendous growth we have seen in the whole personal computer and server business has been a combination of new changes in the operating systems and the need to expand the units that use this equipment. This has resulted in nice growth for intel, storage manufacturers, chip companies, printer companies etc. We could be facing a depression in the industry if we have to have the justice department pass on each new module to the operating system. Incidentally if the Justice Department had such a good case against Microsoft why do they have to go out with taxpayer money to hire outside attorneys to fight their battles.
What Netscape, Justice, and most incompetents forget that the entire personal computer industry growth is based on the expansion of the operating system. Everytime Microsoft enhances their operating system it usually means more memory, the requirement for faster chips, large scale storage, communications etc. etc.. -----------------
What's good for MSFT is good for the nation! Inefficiency, bloat and entropy are good! At least, as long as I'm lining my pockets, that is.
Amazing how many people shamelessly suck up to Billy Bob. What a bunch of toadies and lackies.
Hello, Mcfly...anybody there????? I work for IBM...The growth you're talking about is what made Billy 28B richer....There is enough growth in the industry and many competitors who will comeup with better OS than Win95..."Java " the Evil replacemnet
Don't give me that argument of "we benifit the whole industry crap...there are winners and loosers and MS whants to win them all illegally and that's why they're going down
Whenever I see a word like "incompetents" juxtaposed with such companies or institutions as Netscape and Justice, I know I am smelling a brain-fart.
In 1995 the big scare was that the PC market had stalled. Then Netscape did the browser. What has the industry done since? Expansion of operating system? Is that why mr gates walked into a Windows shop, literally pulled the plug on 400 programmers and put them onto "internet" 18 months after he had poo-pooed it. Spare me.
Regarding bells and whistles: Just watch people running to thin clients on their desk, on their tv, in their pocket. You don't see gates investing in operating systems, but satellites, cable, online travel agencies and entertainment directories, pictures.
Regarding "The Industry": NO such beast. "The Industry" of the time rejected Woz and Jobs. HP thought they had the best idea making electronic slide rules. Xerox was not marketing a single product out of its lab PARC (Palo Alto Research Center). Gates didn't even finish his sophomore year at Harvard. I submit "the Industry" is just as stupid now as it was then, and that a whole new one is about to chew off its hindquarter.
As far as your comment about lawyers: Why not just say "and your mother wears combat boots". As for Justice passing on modules, don't be ridiculous. What it's doing is ridiculing Microsoft's assertions.
What we have here, I am afraid, is little more than another lame rant.