Microsoft actually does learn from its mistakes, and the Netscape mistake was a huge learning experience. Microsoft learned that it really doesn't do
subtle well, and that virtually any memo can, and likely will, be leaked to the press. As a result, while the company will attack Linux and open
source directly from time to time, it actually can't -- and really has never been able to -- make the subtle moves that are being attributed to it.
May 24, 2004