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Friday, January 02, 2004

Will Longhorn Ship?

Here is a prediction from Chris Gulker:

"New Year's prediction: Longhorn will never ship, but Microsoft Linux will. Even if I'm wrong, it's clear that software development is headed for a new place, and the end game that most observers saw even five years ago -- that MS would win it all -- doesn't seem as likely on the eve of 2004. That said, Microsoft isn't going to go away, in this author's opinion.

I wondered if Robert agrees with this one. Robert recently reported that Tim Bray, one of the leading lights in the development world, is looking to move to greener pastures. Tim, please don't waste your talents at a big company.