[Marketing-Public]Fw: MS Longhorn info

Peter marketing-public at mozilla.org
Fri, 3 Oct 2003 01:02:17 +0100


I did wonder where my carefully crafted post had disappeared to!!

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter" <peterx14@hotmail.com>
To: <marketing-public@mozilla.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:15 PM
Subject: MS Longhorn info


> Hi all,
> Sorry if this seems slightly off-topic -- info about the upcoming
(2005-ish)
> Windows "Longhorn" release...
> http://news.com.com/2100-1016_3-5083491.html
>
> Of some interest is the ClickOnce feature, which I guess is like the
> LindowsOS, easy to purchase and install apps. I would guess this will
result
> in consumer devices that are much less configurable than todays PCs?
>
> That being the case (and it *is* speculation), then attempts to target
"joe
> six pack" might be ultimately pointless -- by 2006 the consumer market
will
> be running consumer devices and not PC's.
>
> So, maybe its better to target corporates (developer info/tools/examples),
> and perhaps ISP's.... really anyone who wants to support only a limited
set
> of applications. Other targets could include embedded apps, e.g.
> phones/PDA's.
>
> All food for thought anyway!
>
> Regards,
>
> Peter.
>