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Re: Inferno marketing vs. Java marketing



Are there any technical only Inferno mailing lists?

I'm a little weary of being spammed by market positioning strategy and 
otherwise non-technical debate.

Toshi


> 
> > > Microsoft is fighting the last war
> > 
> > This is a common assertion, but beyond sounding catchy when delivered by
> > McNealy and Ellison, it has little merit.   It presumes that one can just
> > ignore what's going on in the mass market under the mistaken impression
> > that other markets can ignore it.  
> > 
> > 
> > > Microsoft is very weak when it comes to connecting to the real world
> > 
> > 
> > Really?  In what way?  You mean that NT and 95 aren't good clients?  You
> > mean that the best browsers come out for other platforms first?  
> > 
> 
> I agree to this argument. I think we are too much worried about
> someone else's shortfalls.
> 
> I have been watching the developments on Inferno for quite sometime.
> 
> The reality is, right now the industry is a little confused
> because the people are convinced that C++ wont last for long.
> But they also hesitate to lean on Java for industry-strength
> products because of its shortfalls. In a discussion with a 
> compiler guy I found that Limbo is a technically superior language
> that could give a more compact executable.
> 
> Probably what Lucent has to do is do some market stirring and convince
> the media that Inferno is going to be the best solution. Atleast
> that will make the companies decide on Inferno and Limbo. 
> 
> Also, I found that the web site is not updated properly.
> For the past 6 months I am seeing :"Coming Soon! Bulletin Board. 
> Watch this space!" , etc. and I dont see any change happening
> there. Today it only looks like Lucent is doing a hesitated launch. Already
> the magazine reviews (I read them thru Lucent's web links) say
> it is too late for Lucent to launch Inferno. If Sun survived by 
> making some hype on Java,  why not Lucent do it too? After all, we have a 
> good product in hand. My feeling is that media coverage is very 
> less and such a good product should not go unnoticed.
> 
> Unix was literally side-lined with such lack of marketing strength.
> We must not have another classic product experience the same problem.
> 
> Regards
> dharani
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