October 18, 2001

Microsoft weaves a .Net over Win XP

Author: JT Smith

ZDNet: "If the public has been unclear
on the concept, that may be
precisely what Microsoft had
planned all along. Although it
has a 25-year history of
trumpeting grandiose
initiatives, sometimes with
dubious intentions and
chameleon-like business
plans, .Net may appear
uniquely enigmatic. The
company is targeting a new
and rapidly evolving
area--Web services. And, in
light of the company's current
legal problems, Microsoft's
plans may appear so grand
that a detailed announcement
would be tantamount to a
public dare to antitrust
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