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The term "operating system"
Pieter Nagel <email@example.com> writes:
>one or two alternatives to choose from, with the second alternative
>seemingly about to fall away yielding an MS only world, you should be
I agree. Always thought it was great to have a Ford & GM,
a Time and a Newsweek, a Coke and a Pepsi, you know.
That fierce competition drives the quality to a near
equal, irresolute, 'head' contest between two contenders,
means that one's just about as good (or bad) as the other.
Both a Ford AND a GM basically do what they're supposed to,
with neither one a clear cut 'winner' over the other such
that one attains a monopoly and the other disappears.
There's this sort of 'root for the underdog' effect that
forms an equilibrium, a balance of power.