Re: Vmware 2.04 upgrade patch?
From: Chris Cox (ccox_nopenotthis_at_airmail.net)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 18:00:19 -0600
#Harold Stevens US.972.952.3293 wrote:
> In <email@example.com>, Chris Cox:
>>striving to kill them quickly before they do something like GPL it
> Maybe I misunderstand you, but GPL won't spare VMWare in this regard. From
> we read in part:
> Virtual PC 2004 has been shipped to manufacturers and should be
> commercially available by the end of the year. Key components come
> from virtual machine specialist Connectix, a company purchased by
> Microsoft last February.
> VMWare could go the way of Netscape and Mozilla;
Given that Mozilla is alive, well and growing... what point are you
trying to make? Microsoft's marketshare does not increase by
choice but by force. Something that Microsoft is painfully aware
of... which is why they're sending Mr. Ballmer all over creation
to say absolutely stupid things (I would say that MS will replace
him, but MS hasn't done anything over the past 5 years based
on good business sense). The world can save billions of dollars
per year simply by switching away from MSIE and Outlook on the
client side... though grandma and gandpa aren't likely to
switch (why they are on the computer is somewhat a mystery anyway),
big decision makers will be making the switch just to alleviate
the high costs of downtime and virus clean up caused by those
two elements on the desktop.
> Redmond calls that process
> "innovation" (heard that before have you?). It thus effectively neutralizes
> (legally or not) another competitor, and "stardardizes" more technology.
GPL is the best way to protect technology and keep it from going away.
VMware, now that MS has made it's acquisition choice, has nothing
to do with Connectix and competition, etc... MS will kill VMware
using whatever means necessary (whatever means necessary!). MS did
not purchase Connetix to compete against VMware.. their plan is
the immediate destruction of VMware... and as I said, if I were VMware,
I'd do a little "scorched earth" style tactic while they are still
alive. Time is running out.