Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Microsoft to license test software for real-world use | CNET News.com

Microsoft to license test software for real-world use | CNET News.com

Ummm.. this is not good. Running a beta test site, like Google mail is one thing, but actually having server software that is in beta be licensed for production use? People will pay for this? This is weird. How can you run enterprise servers on beta software? Has it come to the point that Microsoft is losing market share because they cant release stable non-beta software. To keep up and hold on to market share they release beta software, which is stable enough in most cases but not all. I guess this is what happens when smaller nimbler companies/ open source software competes with older, slower companies.

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