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FW: Appraissing M$ successfullness
Luc-Etienne BRACHOTTE writes:
>M$ has failed to sell successfully some products :
>* other platforms
> - Windows NT ??
Well, don't have solid facts but I'd thought NT sales was
largely responsible for the recent disclosure that Gate's
net worth ballooned to 44 Billion (of which a lot is MS stock -
which brings up another point, if NT is such a lousy
product why do private financiers bid up the price of MS
stock to the 130's?).
HOWEVER - NT was originally poised to take over the world
by running on Intel/Alpha/PowerPC & MIPS, but that threat
has been alleviated - support for PowerPC and MIPS has been
dropped, leaving the world safe for IRIX and PowerMacs to
survive on their own merits. So NT/Mips and NT/PowerPC
should definitely be on the list.