Microsoft: Giant to Relic in under a decade?

By Ian Darwin on 2007-04-18 16:12 in Category: java s/w industry

My pal Lak recently resumed blogging and pointed to this piece on the 1999 verdict in U.S.A. v Microsoft. Back then Microsoft was the behemoth that crushed Netscape and nearly crushed Java, in the process diverting Java from the Applet to the Enterprise (where it largely beat out Microsoft for many years, and retains a dominant role).

More recently Paul Graham wrote in his blog that Microsoft Is Dead, not literally but in the sense that the young hotbloods he grooms as entrepreneurs no longer fear Microsoft as a competitor.

I don't want to rewrite or copy these posts, so please go read them, and compare. How much has changed in so little time - Internet time, that is...
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