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  • Novalis_97 Novalis_97 Apr 26, 2000 3:20 AM Flag

    JOEL KLEIN'S VISION: TOWER OF OS BABEL

    i just came home from a worldwide vacation and
    guess what i saw. I saw everyone from europe to asia to
    africa using computers and being able to communicate
    with each other easily because they are using windows
    pc's. There's no doubt in my mind that the existence of
    windows os is one of the biggest factors allowing for the
    rapid spread of economic globalization and the rapid
    spread of the internet itself. It's not just the
    existence of a common operating system but also the use of
    common office applications that allows people and
    businesses to communicate easily without someone like joel
    klein trying to throw a wrench in the process of
    economic globalization and the internet. For example, if i
    write some document using ms word and need to send it
    to some business partner in europe, then my business
    partner is able to read that document because he's using
    ms word too. But joel klein does not like this
    situation. He wants to make my life and my business
    partner's life unnecessarily difficult for some reason. Why
    does joel klein want to do this? Anyone have a clue?

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    • well, this is just one of millions of
      compatibility questions that's going to make everyone's life a
      living hell, if joel's klein tower of babel os vision
      comes true.

      by the way, what the hell is the
      difference between turbo linux, suse linux, and true linux?
      Does netscape make a browser for suse linux? If not,
      how long will it take for them to come out with a
      browser for suse linux? I hope it doesn't take as long as
      it took (years) for them to come up with a new
      browser for apple os.

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      • Did you ever realize how much your all caps
        writing hurts your credibility?

        But apart from
        that, let's address your post:

        Yes, Linux does
        run Apple software. Look for a package called
        'executor'

        Turbo Linux and Suse Linux are different distributions.
        Which basically means that a different company puts
        them together (but always from pieces publically
        available). True Linux? Never heard of that one, maybe it's a
        distribution too?

        And yes, Netscape does work on Suse
        Linux, just like it works on any other distribution. The
        Suse distribution even includes a prepackages rpm of
        netscape, and has been since ages.

      • i thought the antitrust case had to do with how
        microsoft supposedly acted anti-competitive toward netscape
        (although netscape's website has been continuously
        available to every internet user in the world for the past
        decade).

        but now, as a supposed remedy to the netscape
        case, why on earth is joel klein focussing on
        microsoft's ms office division. What does ms office have to
        do with netscape? Does it compute?

        is there
        any doubt left that joel klein is either perpetually
        drunk or a complete lunatic?

        what galaxy is joel
        klein living in???

        hey, joel klein, which is it?
        Are you saying microsoft acted monopolistic in the
        browser market or in the office productivity suite
        market?

        have you lost your marbles completely?

 
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