RE: POL: Reaction to Microsoft Ruling

From: Billy Brown (
Date: Thu Apr 06 2000 - 21:37:06 MDT

Michael S. Lorrey wrote:
> I'm sure if they issued a web server for free with their OS as well,
> you'd see whining and crying from Red Hat and Inprise, as well as a
> dumping lawsuit by Corel and the Canadians in the WTO.

Well, we won't have long to wait. Windows 2000 Server ships with a very
nice web server (IIS 5.0), along with a bunch of web components, server-side
scripting environments and related goodies. Of course, they've been giving
away IIS for free ever since it came out, so I'm not sure how much
difference the bundling makes.

> Hey, Gates was only following the lead of people at Sun, Oracle,
> Netscape, and Novell who were claiming that 'the network is the
> computer'. Assuming this logic, the browser should be the primary
> interface of an operating system. Once he jumped on the bandwagon and
> played fiddle better than anyone, they started crying to big Uncle Sugar
> about Billy not playing fair. Little Lord Larry Ellison pouted and
> stomped his little footy.

Heh. I'm glad to see I'm not the only inhabitant of the planet who noticed

Billy Brown

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