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[REBOL] Over 40 Platforms make for good press, but.... Re:(6)

From: news:ted:husted at: 24-Sep-2000 21:01

> On 9/24/2000 at 11:15 AM [tbrownell--yahoo--com] wrote:
Tell me. What killer app, what "must have" will any new OS bring that won't be ported by Gates and others within weeks as they did with browsers, e-mail, servers etc.? But with one HUGE difference. The new OS starts off with 0% of the market share, while the others, 100 %. How about something that actually did .NET out of the box? Gates wishes he could port the PalmOS, but can't because they are mired in the Windows Everywhere strategy. Likewise, IBM (and Apple) couldn't or wouldn't accept the open architecture model, and so their fortunes fell (or fell short). Microsoft will eventually fail because the Internet makes the OS a commodity, and one day Windows won't matter anymore. -Ted.