[Mono-list] Miguel de Icaza on Longhorn
Roberto J. Dohnert
Mon, 26 Apr 2004 21:12:14 -0400
>I've heard this argument before, and I'm not convinced. Even disregarding howdeeply integrated media player and messenger are from a technical point ofview,
Obviously it cant be that hard to produce a version of Explorer and
Media Player for other operating systems, Microsoft said in its reply
to Real that it has a version of Media Player for Linux yet I have not
> <> they're an increasingly integral part of the Windows experience,
> and two of the main areas where Microsoft can continue to innovate.
I tend to disagree, Microsoft is doing a fine job of innovating with its
developer tools and increasing the reliability of its Operating
Systems. If Microsoft had kept going its route of just pushing VB and
insecure Windows then Microsoft would have lost big time. As it turns
out Microsoft is starting to get serious again making good products like
they did with NT 3.51 and the very first versions of Office
> Instead, I'd takethe opposite view that competitors should be allowed to bundle their softwarewith Windows via OEMs, as opposed to choking Microsofts' right to innovate. This would then present a level playing field.