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Re: Microsoft vs implied suitability

  • Subject: Re: Microsoft vs implied suitability
  • From: Richard Rasker <spamtrap@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 09 Feb 2006 11:40:26 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Linetec
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Op Thu, 09 Feb 2006 05:59:27 +0000, schreef Roy Schestowitz:

> __/ [Martha Adams] on Thursday 09 February 2006 03:33 \__
>> It's interesting that Microsoft is going to sell "protective" services
>> to users of their products.  There's an old concept that a product
>> offered for sale is by implication suitable for its application.

[big snip]

> Microsoft have recently returned to ground 0 and began creating Microsoft
> Singularity, which is a new and different operating system altogether. 

"Singularity" ... hmm ... now isn't that a synonym for "black hole"?
Something which will swallow and utterly demolish everything in its path
and give nothing in return? Sounds awfully familiar already ...

> I think *that* says something about what *Microsoft* think about (the
> quality of) their current O/S and the prospects it has to becoming
> secure.

It appears they're getting somewhat desperate with their current product's
lock-in qualities, designed to trap customers, but now proving to be their
very own tar pit (ah yes, also a black hole of sorts ...)

>> Now Microsoft itself is jumping into the market it created.  Doesn't
>> that prove something about the quality of their product?
>> Cheers -- Martha Adams

It proves that they're shrewd businessmen and excellent marketeers - they
have to be, given the quality (or rather lack thereof) of their products.


Richard Rasker

Linetec Translation and Technology Services


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