Re: MSFT Open Sores

Robert S. Thau (
Mon, 12 Apr 1999 22:06:28 -0400 (EDT)

Gregory Alan Bolcer writes:
> I really don't understand why Microsoft doesn't just go ahead and
> fix their OS rather than just trying to pretend there's nothing wrong
> with it. It'll be to their benefit in the longer run.

They're too busy shoving in "features". (It lets their admen give
customers a reason to buy upgrades without having to admit to past

> Why don't they
> just buy Be and port the WinAPIs to it? Or just use the Linux kernel
> and file system and expand WINE to be 'real' Windows?

Because they'd have to fix all their apps to use only the documented
subset of Win32, perhaps...