William Poaster wrote:
> On Wed, 25 Oct 2006 20:48:59 +0000, 7 wrote:
> > asstroturfer Erik Funkenbusch wrote on behalf of micoshaft corporation:
> >> But the Linux world has no counterpart to SETUP.EXE.
> > THANK GOODNESS!!!!
> Damn right! Who needs <trojan, virus, worm>.exe
At least Linux distributors work hard to make sure that lots of 3rd
party software WILL work with the distribution they are releasing.
With Microsoft, it's considered strategic, to break competitors
products with your next release. And if that happens to take out some
shareware, some partner software, and pretty much anything else - it's
just collateral damage.
On the other hand, it gives all of those Microsoft parttners the
opportunity to charge for THEIR upgrades, unless Microsoft has shoveled
in bundleware that blows them out of the market.
> When I hear of a long time smoker dying of lung cancer
> I think "That's too bad, but they made their choices".
> When I hear about companies getting screwed by Microsoft,
> I think the same thing.
Unfortunately, it's the employees and investors who have to suffer for
the choices of others.