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Re: Microsoft Has Just Killed my Services and Firefox Extensions

The Ghost In The Machine came up with this when s/he headbutted the keyboard
a moment ago in comp.os.linux.advocacy:

> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
> <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>  wrote
> on Mon, 02 Oct 2006 22:01:21 +0100
> <3081468.m8OMviIySC@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>> Bastards.
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | A9 lost features that matched offerings from Microsoft.
>> | 
>> | Those include the A9 Toolbar, which should be uninstalled now, A9 Maps,
>> | and A9 Yellow Pages including the BlockView images.
>> | 
>> | Considering the expense Amazon likely incurred in collecting BlockView
>> | photos, Microsoft must be paying handsomely for Amazon to shut this
>> | down.
>> `----
>> Also here:
>> Microsoft is paying to shut down its competitors. How the heck is this
>> ethical or even legal? This has eliminated services I depend on
>> (permanently).
> I would think it's perfectly legal (though it's hard to
> tell, but unless it's made illegal explicitly how could it
> be illegal unless something in existing law states such?).
> Not sure regarding the ethics and of course it can be
> damned annoying.
> In any event, Micro$oft can pay hand$omely enough; it's got
> $billion$ in the $bank.
> Ca$h.

Sure. It'll use a few hundred thousand to print off vouchers redeemable
against more Microsoft slopware and tell everyone they're as good as cash.

I'm still trying to find a store that'll let me buy cigarettes on Microsoft

The lying bastards.
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