Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> Microsoft Giveth and Microsoft Taketh Away
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| Is Microsoft trying to gouge people who build their own systems?
>| It would seem so, if Microsoft keeps the End User License
>| Agreement for Windows Vista the way it currently reads when
>| the product actually ships.
>| Microsoft is increasingly sounding less like a technology company
>| and more like a Hollywood studio, creating artificial limitations
>| in order to squeeze out a little more margin from each user.
Quite right - this is precisely their business model. Make a monopoly,
then create artificial scarcity, then line your trousers with cash.
This is precisely how capitalism does /not/ work in the idealised
| Mark Kent -- mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk |
Of course you can't flap your arms and fly to the moon. After a while you'd
run out of air to push against.