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- 2011-07-12T17:42:00 [L..T] Overthrowing Apple: The Web Leads To Freedom
- 2010-05-23T23:08:00 [http://opensource.org/Microsoft-Open-Source L..T] To Microsoft, Open Source means "Windows Encumbered"
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- 2010-06-19 [Talk|Index] Shameless and Disturbing § “Such a switch, though, would have been disastrous for Microsoft's lucrative dealings with the government. The company was already fiercely opposed to regulation of its products' security... So Microsoft moved to prevent the government from exploring any alternatives.”
- 2008-06-22 [Talk|Index] Gates? BILL Gates? § “Nutgraf aside, Bill Gates is a thief, self-aggrandizer and general all-around bastard. His stealing of DOS is a legendary tale; his knowledge in 1994 that Win95 would be a virus test bed of an OS is a matter of record; his callous disregard for aesthetics is obvious in every OS MS has ever made. To lionize him now and make him into a business poster boy is a bit like promoting Michelle Malkin as an ideal commentator, human being and Christian. In order to make it possible, you have to overlook basically everything thatâ€™s known, disregard years of recorded truth, and forgive every likely plausible future transgression as well.”
- 2008-04-22 Microsoft to nuke MSN Music DRM keys
- 2008-04-09 [Talk|Index] Driven to Extremes § “This protest was organised not by extremist agitators but by Steve Pepper (who made a great speech), the widely respected chair of the SC34 mirror committee that reviewed OOXML for Standards Norway and by his colleagues. I asked them why they were taking this unusual step and they told me it was because the majority view of their committee had been ignored by Standards Norway. They are furious - Pepper has resigned. So there may be extremists involved in the protests against OOXML somewhere, but in the specific case of Norway the protesters are highly respected standards and business people who have been driven to extremes rather than starting from them.”
- 2008-03-17 [Talk|Index] WordPerfect antitrust case greenlighted by the Supreme Court § “Microsoft and Novell are partners now, but the companies used to be fierce competitors in the office software space. We know how that war turned out: Word and Excel gradually squeezed WordPerfect and Quattro Pro out of the market, and Novell eventually got out of the office software business. Today, the Supreme Court rejected Microsoft's attempts to halt an antitrust lawsuit filed by Novell, ruling that the case can proceed to trial (Chief Justice John Roberts, a Microsoft shareholder, recused himself from the case).”
- 2008-01-04 [Talk|Index] Microsoft sued over Xbox Live outage § 2=“Microsoft now faces a lawsuit over recent problems with its Xbox Live online gaming service. Three Texas residents filed a lawsuit Friday on behalf of themselves and others who have had trouble connecting to Xbox Live in recent weeks. .. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Houston, claims Microsoft's outages represent a breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation for which the software maker is liable. The suit doesn't claim specific damages, but notes the amount is in excess of $5 million.” The action has received intense criticism from the gaming community, e.g. Ctrl-Alt-Del (gaming-related webcomic)