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  • doorwindow doorwindow Mar 6, 2000 5:12 PM Flag



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    • I didn't say it wasn't a good OS. It's probably a
      great OS. I'm just saying WHO is going to take it
      forward;...Ie voice activation, automatic bug correction, home
      network management etc. Hardware companies like PALM? Red
      Hat and Caldera...they don't have the resources. MSFT
      --- quite possibly.

    • Thank you for a breath of fresh air....I'm glad that I'm not the only one who can see the light.

      M. Navox.

    • are you living in, get a Linux os, load it and see what it can do, before opening your mouth.

    • It's a shrinking market anyway. I see the OS
      market going in four major directions:
      1. Set Top
      2. Handheld devices/cellphones
      4. servers

      The X-Box, Windows CE, Windows ME
      and Windows 2000 will gain significant market share
      in each IMHO.

      Linux will get its share, but
      it won't be from VA Linux or Red Hat or any other
      major vendor. They will be "home growns" based on the
      Linux platform.

      the "home growns" won't be able
      to keep pace with innovations. They will be forced
      to convert to Microsoft or Microsoft's

      Long on MSFT, short on Red Hat, VA Linux and Corel!!!

    • your post is right from REDHAT. this is in fact a
      Linux cheerleader page designed to promote
      I think you should at least print this when you
      the post appears as if there is no vested interest,
      yet it is owned and run by redhat?
      may open source
      posts should include health warning!

    • WideOpenNews: Competition Spirals Down on MS
      Mar 6, 2000, 19:57 UTC

      "For anyone who
      follows Linux desktop development, today's announcement
      by Cambridge, Massachusetts startup
      Helix Code
      is hardly a shock: the company, cofounded by
      well-known Gnome developers Nat Friedman and Miguel de

      Icaza, will ship and maintain a 'latest-and-greatest'
      easy-install Gnome binary distribution. But the release also
      the groundwork for a far more ambitious project,
      one that aims to plug a gaping hole in the Linux
      desktop. Helix Code's
      real raison d'etre is to develop
      open source desktop productivity applications for
      Linux. And while the company's first
      product, an HTML-enabled email client, personal contact
      manager, and calendar manager -- called
      Evolution --
      won't be ready for consumer download for several more
      weeks, the brief wait won't matter much to
      Linux converts long frustrated by the lack of a
      Microsoft Outlook or a Lotus Notes in the open source
      world. If
      they end up liking what they see, Helix
      Code could be the company that puts Linux on the
      desktops of nontechnical

      "The new
      Gnome binaries rolled out today are the red carpet that
      applications like Evolution will step onto a few weeks

      from now. Helix Code's software will be based on a
      componentized, open source architecture designed to promote
      flexibility and ease-of-development - thus
      encouraging other developers and companies to contribute
      and new applications - with the distribution's
      standard set of desktop libraries serving as the
      supporting layer between
      Linux and Evolution. To serious
      open sourcers, this comes as no surprise: the protean
      Evolution code has been publicly
      available from the
      Gnome CVS tree for months, and Helix Code developer
      Ettore Perazzoli has made no secret about his
      on his personal Web pages. But the company's plan to
      provide standardized binary distributions, rather than
      code or separate library components, promises to
      make Gnome-based desktop applications readily
      available and
      installable for a much wider audience of
      users unwilling or unable to decipher, download, and
      compile separate source
      components into a working

      "Conventional wisdom says that competing
      against one of Microsoft's core competencies is business
      suicide, but Helix
      Code's founders say funders weren't
      as skittish as they might have been even a year

      Complete Story

    • The Register: Lineo pitches Linux-based CE clone
      at MS OEMs
      Mar 6, 2000, 22:47 UTC

      "Lineo, the successor company to Caldera Thin Clients, is
      developing a Linux-based CE clone at its new research

      facility, cheekily set up earlier this year in Seattle. The
      product, Lineo Embedix PDA, is scheduled to ship in Q1

      "Embedix PDA will include a
      CE-compatible layer on top of Embedix Linux, allowing CE
      applications to be ported
      easily to the platform. So long
      as this works, it'll provide Lineo's OEMs with a
      fairly simple route to applications,
      because, as
      Lineo CEO Bryan Sparks says, although CE hasn't been a
      raging success, quite a few companies have
      applications for it...."

      Complete Story

    • Ra Ra Sys Poom Bah!!!
      Yeah Microsoft!!!

    • According to the insider, Gates always tries to avoid selling on the peak and being critized to take advantage of the shareholders.

    • That would be like buying apple shares you doofus.

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