Surfing Silicon Valley: Aww, shucks. It ain't much
By CNN San Francisco Bureau Chief Greg Lefevre
Modesty, Part 1:
Not one of Microsoft's better known virtues, modesty is full bloom this week as MS tries to keep expectations low on Windows 98 sales.
Of course they'll be low. It's not worth 90 bucks, say the analysts.
"The big news with Win98? A crash-free installation" (I should HOPE so.)
Should I Buy Windows 98?
Modesty, Part 2:
"Gosh! It's selling better than we had ever hoped!"
That's when sales go past five million for this latest box of bug fixes. Five mil is actually an easy target when you consider that virtually every PC (except Macs loaded with Virtual PC) will come with Win98 preloaded.
Now, how would you like an operating system that is free, almost never crashes, is fast as the dickens, can look like Windows or Mac and has free support? The Silicon Valley Linux Users Group thought you'd never ask. They passed out free Linux Operating System CD's outside a computer superstore that put Win98 on sale at midnight. No word on the number of takers -- for Linux or Win98.
Me? I run a Mac with 8.1. None of those problems are an issue with me. ;)
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