Scott Rosenberg draws an interesting parallel between Microsoft’s attempt to rewrite Windows, and the Bush administration’s foray into Iraq. Of course, the two aren’t morally equivalent, but its a good intellectual excercise with more than a shred of validity.
Then he says, “It wasn’t executed.” Note the passive voice, correct for it: “We didn’t execute it.” Which means, “We didn’t do it.” That’s, you know, obvious, I’d think.
So its been five years since they started! In that time Apple has delivered, what, 4 versions of OS X? On the linux front, there’s been one major kernel revision and a ton of improvements in both the KDE and Gnome camps. And Firefox came out of the ashes of the Netscape browser to provide a compelling browser alternative. And Microsoft has given us, the X-Box.