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Increasing prices by closing out the in demand lower cost version again but this time I think they are getting desperate.
Only works if you never reboot, that leaves Windows out.
Yet, a statement released by Time Warner, notes that a 20 percent combined interest of Road Runner held by Microsoft Corp. and Compaq Computer Corp. will be redeemed, while a joint venture between AT&T and Road Runner will be dissolved.
Luftman insists that buying out Microsoft's share is a step in opening up competition, not shutting it out. "Microsoft held minority ownership in Road Runner and we are buying back shares," he said.
"Today's announcement helps us to remove limitations within the affiliation agreement and accelerate our ability to offer multiple ISP systems. This has nothing to do with the MSN network. As far as ISP negotiations go, talks with the MSN network are under way."
I keep hoping for a "night of the long knives" but I have seen nothing to indicate Jim Alchin is in disfavor.
Removing the ones who know where the oldest skeletons are buried ?
Microsoft's Achilles' heel is now clearly visible, analysts say.While the company's dominance in operating systems galvanizes competitors and government trustbusters, analysts say 46 percent of the company's revenue comes from desktop applications, primarily various versions of the Office suite.
But Thursday's unexpected profit warning from the software giant underscores a chilling reality: Office 2000 sales aren't taking off as expected, being dragged down by slower-than-anticipated adoption of Windows 2000.
Not Linux/390, but significant anyway.
Major points:Musicland (owner of Sam Goody and Suncoast Motion Picture Co.) is installing 7,000 POS terminals running Linux. Musicland calculated that basing their new system on Microsoft would cost $2.5 million more initially and an additional $700,000 per year in ongoing costs.
Home Depot Inc. plans to roll out some 90,000 cash registers and in-store terminals running Linux and Java by 2003. The company saw "tremendous dollar savings" by reducing the amount of hardware it had to install in each client, declining to provide specific cost figures.
"About 15 of the nation's 20 largest retailers are looking at Linux, according to one industry source. Retailers that have reportedly kicked the tires with Linux include Auto Zone, Gap and Goodyear Tire & Rubber, sources say."
Remember when Microsoft said that the only way any of its products would ever show up on Linux would be over its dead body? Bring out your dead
When C-cubed went out of business in 1970, the Lakeside Programmers Club nearly imploded in civil war. Gates and Evans arranged to buy a set of DEC tapes cheap in a bankruptcy auction — without the knowledge of their partners.
If one were to look at Microsoft's new strategy as well as the illegal drug industry, one would find some interesting parallels.
More and more underpinnings of the monopoly are cashing out before the breakup.
Save this link for when X-Bob sales do not live up to expectations.
I think that the unnamed company here is Pizza Hut.
IBM's latest quarterly results were very impressive, particularly against the background of a "PC slowdown" that's been causing most technology companies to downgrade their forecasts and come in with earnings well below analysts' recent estimates. I asked Dougherty to comment on what role, if any, IBM's Linux strategy may have played in the latest financials -- "is IBM's Linux strategy starting to pay off?" His answer:
It's beginning to look like 2001 is the year Linux gets down to business. Systems managers who used to ask how Linux crept in the back door now ask if they can get the server to run it through the front door.
In Vancouver, British Columbia, for example, Metahost.net, a provider of J.D. Edwards and other Enterprise Resource Planning applications, runs Linux on a combination of two IBM z900s, the former System/390 mainframe. Metahost supplements the two big servers with hundreds of thin servers, according to Metahost spokesman Jag Sandhu.
The combination of high-end and low-end servers illustrates the flexibility that Linux has achieved as it moves into more mission-critical environments, a range of user spokesmen said.
OAK RIDGE TN/CHAMPAIGN IL, January 25, 2001--Software that will make configuring and maintaining a Linux cluster like installing commercial software from a CD will be demonstrated by Intel at next week's Linux World Conference in New York. In addition, IBM will discuss this software, called Open Source Cluster Applications Resources (OSCAR) in a presentation at IBM's Linux World booth.