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World domination

By K.I.T.T. ·
I have heard a number of rumors about Microsoft that have me concerned.
1.Plans to drop ODBC support on SQL server.
2.Plans to drop JAVA (JVM) support on windows XP (Not JAVA Script)
3.The mandatory registration of any installed product over the web. (I don?t have a problem registering products but I do have a problem justifying myself when I format my hard drive three times)

The first two items remind me of the mid 80?s when we needed to make sure we were IBM compliant or else we were probably not going to be able to run the software we wanted to, even though their were better products in the market. I felt we were making progress with JAVA with the JVM (Java Virtual Machine) and JDBC (Based on ODBC) to leave platform dependency behind.

I am beginning to feel as if I am being force into Microsoft and even though they have some excellent products, I begin to wonder what the future has in store and if Microsoft is interested in any standards that they don?t develop them self or own.

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Excellent products? Name one!

by GuruOfDos In reply to World domination

Microsoft have relied on the increase in power of the PC to make their bloatware work. If the development of CPU technology stopped at the P75, the only way to make 'better systems' would be to make the software more streamlined and better performing. I have a 386 2mb RAM that runs W3.11 and MS Word 1.0. To switch it on, write a letter, print it to laser, and switch off again takes half the time it does to load and run Word97 on my P-IIII 1.3GHz 128Mb machine. Why? Because the OS and app are smaller and faster!

Microsoft COULD dominate the world....but only if their software got better, not bloatier!

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