Readers Respond: Our Wish List for Windows
Readers respond to the eWEEK editorial, "Our Wish List for Windows."Im sure you will get a lot of letters complaining that you wasted too much space "celebrating" Windows 20th anniversary in the Nov. 14 issue. I, for one, think it was a great issue. Its one that I will save for, if nothing else, its historical value. I go back to Windows 1.1 running on a Tandy 2000. The only section of the Windows XX issue that I have to quibble with is Jason Brooks story, "Our Wish List for Windows."
Wheeling, Ill. I dont want to read a 20-year history lesson about Microsoft; I am only interested in where the company is going in the future. Speaking for myself, I do not care for Microsoft and its greedy, predatory practices. Microsoft has destroyed good companies and applications in its quest to control the desktopNetscape, WordPerfect and Lotus 1-2-3 come to mind. Whenever I have the opportunity, I use non-Microsoft products. I use a Sony Clié Palm OS-based handheld, and I will never consider using a Microsoft-loaded handheld. I built myself a powerhouse computer, but when it becomes obsolete I will purchase a Mac. In fact, I will probably get a Mac in the very near future and use my current computer as a spare. In the future, I would like to see more articles on Apple in eWEEK. I hope Linux (and Apple) continue to eat away at Microsoft and eventually take a large percentage of Microsofts share of the market. Maybe I will wake up some day and find Microsoft gone. Joe DAlbert