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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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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

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