RE: [CNET] MSN Messenger 29.5 meelyun, AOL Instant Messenger 29.1 meelyun

From: Adam Rifkin (Adam@KnowNow.Com)
Date: Sun Mar 18 2001 - 15:43:00 PST

Duncan wrote:
> Naturally the reverse law applies, unless you're the OS guy, you cant
> anything at all for such things... and since linux is free, well... have a
> nice time running all those expensive IM servers Bill. *chuckles*

Businesses will not run Linux because the client apps for their Enterprise
Resource Planning, Customer Relationship Management, Supply Chain
Management, Procurement, Sales Force Automation, and Human Resource
software doesn't run on Linux. Period.

Microsoft's Windows Platforms products include primarily Windows 98, Windows
Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Workstation, and Windows NT
Server; last QUARTER just from those products alone according to the 10-Q,
took in revenue of $2.31 BILLION -- more than the market caps of all the
companies combined.

Chuckle all you want, Duncan. Bill is having a GREAT time running all those
IM servers.


The last 12 months have been ugly indeed. Since March 2000, $3.5 trillion worth of market capitalization has vaporized from the Nasdaq alone. Poof! Where once stood a stock market worth $6.7 trillion now stands one valued at $3.2 trillion... Intel, together with Cisco, JDS Uniphase (JDSU) , Microsoft (MSFT) and Oracle (ORCL) , are worth $1 trillion less than they were a year ago. That's more than five times the total capital raised in all the IPOs and venture deals in 2000 combined. --,1151,22757,00.html

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