Microsoft to become more of a monopoly with Longhorn.

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Nov 10, 2003.

  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604


    Jul 4, 2001
    1 Block away from NYC.
    So basically.

    Use windows, never again be able to use anything else...

  2. Rasmuskl macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2003
    Bronx, New York
    Thats about it

    Can't even use older versions of Windows.
    Yes apple are bad people, trying to get people to upgrade to Panther.
    Microsoft, just tries to make sure you can only use their product and only the newest, probably most expensive, and most propritary, and will most likely require you to upgrade your whole system. And werent M$ looking into building and selling systems for Longhorn.
    Monopoly, Naaah.
    Diabolical plan to infect the world with sub-standard OS and Systems, life-time employment guarantee for MSCE, guess it is a good time to get that certification.
  3. 1macker1 macrumors 65816


    Oct 9, 2003
    A Higher Level
    What's is MS doing that Apple isnt. Apple is trying to force people to upgrade to Panther. I still haven't seen the update that's will fix the reported problems with Jaguar.

    Oh they released the updated....they called it Panther and charge 129.00 for it.

    Apple is no less of a crook when it comes to business than MS.
  4. billyboy macrumors 65816


    Mar 15, 2003
    In my head
    looks like MS competition have a couple of years to convince developers of the advantages of their browser style approach. And two years is a long time. However, if MS pull it off there are going to be happy HD manufacturers too as they start to prepare for mass orders for 500 gb drives to handle Longhorn
  5. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    And thats why Linux is winning the battle ... and freeing the world.

    Anybody grap the latest issued of Wired... great article on how Linux is the future, because it's free, and everyone wants to use it... Huge selling point for OS 10 for me was the Unix core... and that i can easily run *nix programs along side my beloved apple software.
  6. TomSmithMacEd macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2003
    Fargo, ND
    This will be scary when the only browser someone can use is Microsoft's and all businesses will be connected via .net. Let's pray it doesn't happen.
  7. Nermal Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 7, 2002
    New Zealand
    The place where I work does everything in .net. I've spent a lot of time trying to make it all work properly in Safari. Basically, the .net framework says "you're not running IE, so I'm not going to send you some of the code!". Fortunately I managed to get around most of the problems.

    I'm waiting for Mono to hit 1.0, then I'll do some tests and see whether it's a good idea to try to move over from .net to Mono. Hopefully it'll be reasonably simple.

    But on the other hand, I was unsuccessful when I tried to push MySQL over MS SQL Server :(

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