Ozzie on Software Platforms

Writes Ray Ozzie: “If you care about getting software out to your users as quickly and as broadly as possible, the code beneath you that you can leverage makes a world of difference. When it comes to time and money, leverage counts. It’s not a commoditized environment: things like the choices of OS, tools, and environments like .NET do indeed matter.”

Ozzie is right from his viewpoint. But from where I sit, we cannot give up the desktop battle. We cannot hand it over to Microsoft. That is where the Linux Thin Client comes in. Money is precious in emerging markets and for emerging enterprises. They need to get the greatest bang for their buck. Thats the market we will cater to. But we need to present them with the best of the new ideas in software – a software equivalent of “Reader’s Digest” as it were, with value-added aggregation.

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