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

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Mon Mar 19 2001 - 05:03:47 PST

On Sun, 18 Mar 2001, Adam Rifkin wrote:

> 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.

Very nice, so vendors will have to port all these packages. And those
vendors who kept their software portable, and did not get hooked on
proprietary features will have an advantage.
> Microsoft's Windows Platforms products include primarily Windows 98,
> Windows 2000 Professional, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT
> Workstation, and Windows NT Server; last QUARTER just from those
> products alone according to the 10-Q, Microsoft took in revenue of
> $2.31 BILLION -- more than the market caps of all the Linux companies
> combined.

Absolute numbers are irrelevant on the long run, but the trend isn't.
> Chuckle all you want, Duncan. Bill is having a GREAT time running all those
> IM servers.

He is going to need every single cent of it, for the winter is coming.

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