Re: Why Microsoft is a Threat to Freedom

Anton Sherwood (
Wed, 5 Nov 1997 19:26:25 -0800 (PST)

: > ... someone with courage, vision, talent, and creativity will
: > have made a better product.

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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