Re: what if microsoft disobeyed the breakup?

From: John Clark (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 10:56:54 MDT

 phil osborn <> Wrote:

>The fact is that Windows is a really lousy product in comparison to other
>products out there,

I'll tell you a product that's really lousy, Be. You can't do anything with it because
nothing is written for it, it's like a beautiful house with no plumbing of furniture.
Someday that might change and there would be as much stuff for it as windows,
but by then somebody would have written a completely new operating system
and academics would be complaining how inelegant Be is. The most popular
operating system will never be the newest or the one that uses the most
advanced technology.

>MS has managed to capture its market has been through criminal behavior
> - e.g., it's attempted stealing of Stacker for DOS 6.0

Is that the best you could come up with? Microsoft got into trouble because they violated
Stackers "look and feel", the only thing dumber is the patent on business plans or
Amazons patent on one click shopping. Anyway, I hope you're not saying that Microsoft
is where it is today because of disk compression, dose anybody even use that shit anymore?

>MS is a corporation, a legal child of the state, that sells bigtime to state entities.

Of course Microsoft sells to the state, it makes an important product and sells to everybody,
but to claim that the reason for their success is unfair favorable treatment by government is
nuts. Name me a company that has less to do with the military or relays less on government
contracts than Microsoft.

              John K Clark

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