Long wait for Longhorn
"Longhorn could be 2005 or 2006" says Bill Gates to a group of journalist during a seminar. From the looks of Longhorn's feature set it didn't look like it had much more than Panther [OSX 10.3] which will be out at the end of the month... Hmmmm, what will OSX 10.5 or 10.6 look like come that time? This reminds me of when Apple released the Lisa which had the first GUI on a PC and Microsoft scrambled to release Windows to catch-up with them; seems to me like those days are back again.
[I know, In my last entry I slammed Apple now I praise them... don't try to figure me out]
In other semi-related news, Bill also said this during the very same conference "But apart from Photoshop, I can't think of desktop applications where you would need more than 4 gigabytes of physical memory" which sounds an awful like his quote "640K ought to be enough for anybody" You would think he would learn to to say things like that... we may not need 4GB of memory now, but in <10 years we might just need that much, or more!
Again to prove that old Bill is loosing his mind, he also said "We invented personal computing." at the above mentioned seminar. I defiantly think that computer had to come before the software, and since Microsoft doesn't make computers, they can't invent personal computing. I think the Apple I/II can take best credit for that although some may argue that the MITS Altair should take that prize (which was running MS Basic)