Tuesday, June 14, 2005

"The slow road to Windows XP"

This article was passed on to me by a Mac-using friend, presumably to show that Microsoft continues to have problems with Windows. However, I pointed out the following pull quote:

Windows 2000 is, in some ways, also a victim of its own success.

"When Windows 2000 came out, it was [a] fantastic blend of security and user interface," [managing director of Ottawa-based AssetMetrix Steve] O'Halloran said. As a result, companies planned their whole infrastructure around it. Many of its management tools have continued to be updated, leaving companies relatively satisfied.

"I think it worked too well," he said.

Not quite what Steve Jobs -- or the cultists -- would have us believe.

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