Thursday, October 17, 2002

Microsoft on GNU/Linux

Microsoft is quite good at applications, but quite bad at operating systems. It wasn't until working at IBM this summer that I appreciated how easy to use, simple, and user friendly Microsoft software was (shocking, but true). Microsoft's biggest obstacle to penetrating enterprise computing is their insistance on running SQL Server, BizTalk, MSFT CRM etc. on the lousy .NET Server instead of Lintel. I asked a VP of .NET if this would ever change, and once he had finished laughing he told me "no."

But the failed Passport identity system seems to be crossing over to Unix, which is pretty wacky. They really must beleive it has no chance.


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