Re: The threat to our national security
On Fri, Jan 23, 2004 at 04:09:02AM -0700, John M. Purser wrote:
> Yep. Kind of amazing. Thanks for the post.
what I'm about to say is related, in a stream of consciousness way...
On CNBC today an analyst said Microsoft could lose 100% of its server
business to Linux and it would only be a penny and a half of revenue --
out of something like 34 cents. They said it wouldn't matter to their
financials a bit.
I myself worked at Microsoft until one year ago today. I set out to
switch my life to Linux in Feb. I'm a content monkey.
But I still have my registered XP Pro partition I bought from the
company store for $30 -- the price the market *should* bear for the
quality -- were this a different world.
Longhorn will be out approximately two years from this coming spring.
If I can choose to avoid paying retail for it in twenty aught six,
then I will know the worm has turned.