PC - Re: Debian Server Compromise -- A Fire Drill ??
On Sun, 7 Dec 2003, bob parker wrote:
> On Sat, 6 Dec 2003 09:12, Tom wrote:
> > On Fri, Dec 05, 2003 at 04:32:47PM -0500, Paul Morgan wrote:
> > > Good point. And just because Bill Gates et. al have become hard-nosed
> > > businessmen, it does not mean they are immoral.
> > Microsoft played the exact same role in its origins v. IBM as Linux is
> > now playing to Microsoft; the upstart, force for freedom. The PC was a
> > freedom revolution against the glass house.
> IBM invented the PC not Microsoft. IBM made the decision to have open
> standards so that third parties could and did manufacture components and of
> course the entire assembly itself. Microsoft did not even create MSDOS, they
> bought it. Sure the PC was a force for freedom, but the credit goes to IBM,
> all Microsoft have ever done is to constrain that freedom.
nah .... to "ibm invented the pc"
Apple created the PC era ... ( becoming bigger than the eagles, kaypro,
heathkits, imsai, ... etc until than ... PC were just hobby toys for the
"super smart, super rich techie geeks" at $2,500 a pop ..
and 30yrs later, it's still $2,500 a pop for the latest cpu/pc
IBM made is "official" that its okay to use in an office environment to
replace the selectric typewriter
- soon followed by 100's of spreadsheets, databases,word, DOS
Microsoft took over the "DOS/OS" market compared other hundreds of
DOS apps ( drdos, cpm/dos, .. ) by giving away MS-DOS already included
with the purchase of the motherboard
-- look what happened ...
-- people didnt want to spend the extra $50 for pc-dos or dr-dos
or none of the others
-- worst still, and yes, gates didnt have a working "DOS" when he
got the contract from IBM to deliver a disk-based OS
-- IBM shoould have never given up on PC-dos and Borland
should have kept their version too
than came "full suite" that included db,spreadsheet,word apps..
-- few years later, Microsoft announces "MS Office" and now stuck
in that "office" environment... peole cant use their pc w/o
overblown, overpriced "office"
and back than opensource was sorta called shareware and freeware
today ... we have exactly the same market ..
hundreds of different linux distro ...
except that redhat/suse is already public ..
( guess which distro is gonna win in the long run )