this is joel klein's vision of how to benefit consumers but in actuality how to make everyone's life a living hell:
7% of the world shall use turbo linux
9% of the world shall use epoc
6% of the world shall use monterey64
11% of the world shall use apple's os
8% of the world shall use solaris
16% of the world shall use figaro
9% of the world shall use mvs
12% of the world shall use irix-unix
7% of the world shall use suse-linux
the rest of the world shall develop their own operating system(s) and use it amongst their own kind.
just make sure your friends or any of your current or potential business partners are using the same operating system as you so you can talk to each other.
thanks, joel klein, all americans and the once-promising whole economic globalization process thank you for making our lives a living hell. Every software company also thanks you for forcing it to spend money on making its software products compatible on multiple operating systems. Wow, now instead of making 17 different versions of its websites for various handheld devices, yahoo will have to make 50+.
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?
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.
computers these days are like the english language, which is taking over the world. It's easier to do business if you are speaking the same language. That's just a simple fact of life that joel klein wants to characterize as "illegal." microsoft didn't create this economic fact. They just took advantage of it. It's not illegal to have a natural monopoly. It's illegal to abuse a monopoly, but judge jackson was wrong about that. Netscape's website has been continuously in existence since the earliest days of the internet. Microsoft's bundling ie onto windows never shut netscape.com down. The internet makes everyone's website, including netscape's, available to everybody all the time. That's how the internet works. If you have a product to sell, the thing to do is to create a website. No one ever prevented anybody from visiting netscape's website.