quoth Philip Witham
: Not to mention more capital than exists anywhere in the computer industry
: except at Microsoft.
: And of course "someone" will have to include full Microsoft backwards
: compatability, which probably entails including the last version of
: Windows with your shiny new operating system. Oops! That means that
: Microsoft still wins, doesn't it?
Unless "someone" does unto Microsoft as "someone" did unto IBM
and, rumor has it, "someone" in Taiwan did (or nearly did) unto
Apple a few years ago, namely reverse-engineers whatever's necessary
from the published standards that make it possible to write Windows
applications in the first place.
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