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Re: Links for Mark Kent

__/ [ Kier ] on Sunday 28 January 2007 20:17 \__

> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 20:17:16 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Kier ] on Sunday 28 January 2007 18:48 \__
>>> On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 09:31:53 -0800, Doug Mentohl wrote:
>>>> Jan 28 2007 14:12:53 +0000 Kier wrote:
>>>>> Leave out the MS stuff and you'll save yourself a lot of
>>>>> work. Concentrate on the important Linux matters ..
>>>> Are you having a laugh. You call what goes on here important. When was
>>>> it the last time you advised Fuddie and Co on their content.
>>> When was the last time you posted any Linux advocacy? I can't seem to
>>> remember.
>> Just posted two items:
>> 1. Microsoft (or Ballmer's) struggle with the changing tide, which
>> includes GNU/Linux (either directly, or in circumstances where it's being
>> used by Microsoft's software/services rivals, even Oracle).
>> 2. Microsoft's anti-Linux strategy is confirmed to be true. Microsoft
>> decided to 'extend' stuff and hide APIs in order to force people to
>> 'comply' and use Microsoft S/W. Conviction for monopoly abuse. Yet again.
>> 2 out of 2. That's 100% relevance.
> In my book, neither of those things is really *Linux* advocacy - it's
> anti-MS, only slightly related to Linux. Usually he just posts patent
> stuff, which isn't anything to do with Linux.

To Microsoft, promoting Windows often equals Linux bashing. Call it tit for
tat. Microsoft could play nice, but they choose to do what they do best --
unethical behaviour, deceit, crime, and media acquisition. SCO funding, Get
the Facts, Halloween memos... have you read these at all? Have you been
reading Groklaw or following the pertinent details in the allegations, such
as the impact of APIs and OOXML, both of which are "monopoly enablers"?

They say you can live in peace and worry not about your rival (or
neighbouring country). One day you get locked out (or one day you get the

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