Here's what PC World NZ author Geoff Palmer wrote, after ditching Windows and using nothing but Linux ("cold turkey") for a month: "In its heart of hearts I believe Microsoft realises the inevitable. It's fighting hard - who wouldn't? - but at the end of the day it's
ultimately doomed. That's why it's pushing .NET and Passport and using XP as a sales platform. Its days as an operating system and
software tax-gatherer are numbered. It's moving instead to position itself as an internet tax gatherer. Whether it makes that
transition depends to a large extent on how effectively it can demonise a cute, cuddly penguin called Tux."
October 9, 2001