| Windows XP is Out|
Microsoft's new Operating System is released for public today.
Windows XP is a a natural (as opposed to radical) upgrade to Windows 2000.
The enhancements are minor, and there is no compelling reason to upgrade and
become a slave of Microsoft (In case you didn't read the reviews, now you have to
get in touch with Microsoft to activate the thing, like you do to a credit card; then
like a credit card usage, they will keep track of you) by migrating to XP.
IMHO, Microsoft blew it. I was looking for a robust computing environment --
la Windows 3.0, that was a leapfrog. They need not have merged the desktop and
the server platforms - the needs of each are different. In the years to come,
Microsoft will regret the experimentation of XP. This is a folly on their part.
And what's up with this anti-piracy initiative? Believe me friends, Microsoft blew it.
I would have certainly considered XP without the policing, and cross-selling of Microsoft products
(like MSN, Messenger). After all, I am a Microsoft developer !
Instead, today, the day on which I was to be upgrading to XP, I am shopping for a Linux box,
and considering a Macintosh as my next PC.
The Dasara Festival
I am getting a lot of traffic (we are the first search result on Google for Dasara Festival) on the occasion of the Dasara Festival.
Send an Dasara e-greeting to a friend on the occasion of the Hindu festival.
See more pictures of Dasara in Kamat PictureSearch.
|(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)||First Written: Thursday, October 25, 2001|
Last Modified: 1/29/2003