Re: NT5 slips to summer 99, according to the Economist

Ernest Prabhakar (
Tue, 7 Jul 98 14:23:03 -0700

>>Does it even matter anymore? On one hand, it's a rolling release
system, with pile-on service packs that force ever-more features onto
the base (see security admin's complaints that to fix lame NTLM auth
bugs, they have to install a patch that... adds IE!). On the other,
there's no significant horserace to win. It's not like the
once-projected Taligent vs. OpenStep vs Cairo battle the pre-Web 90's
predicted, is it?<<

Actually, over here we're starting to look at NT 6.0 (God knows how
many years out that is), also known as NTC for Consumer. That is
expected to the ultimate competition for Mac OS X (probably XX by

>>But "such tinkering is not expected to offset" jack squat. After all,
Taligent and OpenStep are dead; MacOS X will be selling into an
installed base even smaller than Linux's; and Linux, for that matter,
may be industrial-strength, multiplatform, and easy to install<<

No comment. :-)

-- Ernie P.