[Dshield] Microsoft - Threat to National Security?

Brenden Walker BKWalker at DRBSystems.com
Thu Sep 25 12:34:24 GMT 2003


> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Sage [mailto:jsage at finchhaven.com] 
> 
> Oh, puh-leeeze..
> 
> On Thu, Sep 25, 2003 at 07:33:43AM +1000, Nick Heywood wrote:
> > Hi All,
> /* snip */
> > 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.
> /* snip */
> 
> 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.

It suggest an understanding of the free market.

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

OS/2, Linux, Mac OS.. All are meaningful choices.  The only reason they
aren't as popular, is because of the consumers purchasing choices, which any
marketing person will tell you are 100% emotional decisions.  

The world is insane... That's the real problem here ;-)




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