[LINK] Vista Casts A Pall On PC Gaming

brd at iimetro.com.au brd at iimetro.com.au
Wed Jan 10 10:57:46 AEDT 2007

Quoting Marghanita da Cruz <marghanita at ramin.com.au>:

> brd at iimetro.com.au wrote:
> <snip>
>> IMHO Linux is an OS, Windows can never be. Windows was a marketing 
>> tool which
>> has reached its natural end of life.
> <snip>
> BRD,
> IMHO your conclusion is correct but not your assessment of Windows.

I'm not sure I understand what you are saying here. Are you suggesting that
Windows is an OS?

> We should acknowledge the contribution of MSDOS, MSWindows/Office and 
> the IBM PC in the history books - I was there too.

MSDOS was never an operating system it was a program loader. Microsoft 
has never
developed or even bought/stolen/adapted an Operating System in its 
life. It has
always developed and marketed software with the express intention of
eliminating its opposition.

There are so many aspects of MS software that is just really bad Computer
Science it is amazing that it has been so successful. The fact that Mr 
Gates is
seen as a "computer whiz" rather than a very astute business man 
speakes volumes
about other business people, politicians and the media.


Bernard Robertson-Dunn
Sydney Australia
brd at iimetro.com.au

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