__/ [ Au79 ] on Saturday 09 June 2007 05:45 \__
> LG To Pay Microsoft Linux Tax
> SYS-CON Media - Montvale,NJ,USA
> Microsoft has similar-sounding deals with Samsung Electronics and Fuji
> Xerox but since those agreements were reached Microsoft has claimed that
> Linux ...
I think Xandros said "they needed the money". It's not about the Big Wolf.
It's more about Sugar Daddy (who offers money to manipulate/destroy a free
and diverse market). Microsoft is being anti-capitalist. Beware as they
could soon just merge with China, not just with visas and offshoring... oh,
McCain comes out against Net Neutrality; Says would hire Microsoft CEO Steve
,----[ Quote ]
| In another move that was sure to infuriate many geeks, the 70 year
| old presidential hopeful also said that he would ask Microsoft CEO
| Steve Ballmer to serve on his cabinet to deal with technology issues
| if elected. He did not however say what position Ballmer might be
| hired in, but did joke that he might consider him for a diplomatic
| position, such as ambassador to China.
Treachery In The Trenches
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| I believe that most people do not grasp the immense entity of Microsoft.
| This is an organization and a man who commands the attention and bidding
| of world leaders. On a recent trip to America, the President of China
| spent his first evening in the United States, not with our President,
| but Bill Gates. He was the guest of the Gates mansion that first
| evening and the guest of honor for a dinner attended by over one
| hundred people. Why? To ask him to crack down on Software piracy
| and to insure that his computer manufacturers put Microsoft Windows
| on thier newly made machines instead of shipping them with no OS. He
| didn't see the President of the United States for over 36 hours...he
| spent that time with Bill Gates at his home and at the Redmond
They say China will inherit the world of technology which was once dominated
by thr west. Maybe Microsoft just wants to be a relevant part of it.
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