[Dshield] Microsoft - Threat to National Security?

John Sage jsage at finchhaven.com
Thu Sep 25 11:28:02 GMT 2003

Oh, puh-leeeze..

On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:33:43AM +1000, Nick Heywood wrote:
> Hi All,
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> Yes, Microsoft is a threat on all sorts of levels, but it's not
> Microsofts fault. It's the worlds fault for making the choices its'
> made. 
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This sort of statement suggests a significant lack of understanding of
the last 2 decades of microcomputer operating system, application
software, and hardware design history.

Does the term "WIntel" ring any bells?

There has not been any meaningful "choice", particularly in the last

Any shift away from the Micro$oft/Window$/Intel monopoly firmly
entrenched over the last 10-15 years has only slowly taken place, in
perhaps the last 3 or 4...

- John
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John Sage
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