Windows Server update to be released before Longhorn\'s debu...

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    Wow, their business plan sounds like a bad dream. We're might do this but we're not sure, but we need a service pack to add functionality, windows xp reloaded... but decisions are pending.

    Its almost as if they have a product that sucks so much.. that they don't know what to do.
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    I think you hit the nail on the head. ;)
     
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    From a lot of the comments and articles that I have been reading lately it would seem that the boys and girls at Redmond are getting hit very hard in the pocket when it comes to maintaining a source of revenue with Windows. With the 3 year cycle of licencseing renewals from 2000 coming into effect they are going to have a whole lot of companies world wide evaluating and reconsidering what MS and other suppliers have to offer for 2004 and onwards. Red Hat Linux, Star Open Office, Apache servers running Linux especially for mainframe webservers and other mission critical applications.
     
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    worlds biggest software company and they dont know when what is going to happne because they dont know what there doing. Hell apple heres your big chance just make the hardware upgrades with a bit more ram and a larger hard drive on the normal buy as you go gear and bingo your onto a winner...
     
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    Don't worry Longbore is coming out in early 2004...no wait late 2004...just a sec. 2005....just kidding 2006....or perhaps may be 2007.... :D :D :D


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    I couldn't agree more. Microsoft doesn't seem to get it when it comes to software licensing. Forcing people to renew and upgrade is just going to lose them customers. If I were the IT manager for a large corporation using Microsoft software, I'd reconsider other options (like Linux and Mac OS) too. These changes should also help to continue migration away from Microsoft's IIS web server software and toward other software like Apache.
     
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    Longhorn will ship "early!"

    I guess MS wants a way to get money from people before Longhorn, since that's SO delayed. And 2007 may be optimistic :D 2009 is a possibility too:

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/34500.html

    Although personally, I bet the more Longhorn slips, the more MS rushes it--removing features and compatibility and spending less time on security/quality/consistency... so that even if the original Longhorn "vision" arrives much later--or never!--they can still, in the mean time, have "SOMETHING" out. Something they can claim is "ahead of schedule" because it's out in 2006 and not 2007. Something with some catchy-sounding new ways to invade your life, and some half-hearted rip-offs of things from pre-Jaguar OS X. Something imposing new monopoly control and stifling innovation/competition as usual, since they can get away with it just fine. Something overdone cuteness AND overdone corporate soullessness in one, perhaps?

    Most of the buying public will then simply believe that Longhorn shipped EARLY and that it's the greatest thing ever--and most IT folks will pretend they think the same to secure their jobs :) PC makers will be on board telling you you should get new hardware for Longhorn or you'll be left in the dark ages.

    But MS can't go on forever the same way. Even the biggest power can fall--and eventually will. Windows won't be vanishing any time soon--but its current dominance is NOT assured forever and all time.
     

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