Re: Bill Gates mentions Linux

spunkanado (
Wed, 11 Mar 1998 02:08:23 -0500 (EST)

On Tue, 10 Mar 1998, Joachim Feise wrote:
> Hey, it's their money. Office is the MS cash cow, not some OS or Internet
> browser...
> On another occasion, they also listened: The nice common controls that came with
> IE are now available for redistribution outside of IE. Ok, so it took them 1/2
> year, and a lawsuit threat. Maybe that's the only way to get them to listen to
> their customers.
Name me two other companys that in a short span worked into thier products
the needs and wants of thier customers....

Remeber how fast MS took on the task of getting thier products net able?
Who else did that across the near entire line of thier products (db, wp,
spreadsheet, presnation program, programming libs, etc) I thnk they went
from NO net able products to total net able product line in a year and

I would hope that all compnays would have moved so fast.

Maybe the Mac Users should sue Apple and get the Gov to bring a lawsuit on
thier heads from 12 points to get them to make a working comapny that can
actualy survive. But no, its much more fun to stick another one on the
straw man bugaboo of the day.

Meanwhile, MS grows...And now it seems that MS has begun the
diverification it will need to shift its efforts away from where industry
wonks spend all thier little efforts to hold down those that are in the
biz of action over hot air.

Win loose or draw, MS come out aces.

"go to him now he call you you cant refuse
you got nothing when you got nothing to loose
you got no mysterys now to conceal
how does it feel" bd