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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Sunday 02 November 2008 15:23 : \____
> After takin' a swig o' grog, Peter Köhlmann belched out
> this bit o' wisdom:
>> The racist, liar and software thief Gary Stewart (flatfish) nymshifted:
>>> On Sun, 02 Nov 2008 11:57:41 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> ?I?ve Heard Creditable Reports of Microsoft Offering XP at No Cost to
>>>> --Mark Shutttleworth, last week
>>> Looks like Shutteworth hears the same voices in his head that you do
>>> What is it about You Linux loons always seeming to "hear something" but
>>> yet never seem to offer any proof other than ranting and raving that goes
>>> on in radical loony bins like Groklaw or some kids blog.
>> What is it about You wintendo retards "getting emails from reliable sources"
>> but yet never seem to offer any proof
> September 21, 2007
> A Microsoft representative confirmed there were changes made over the
> summer to make it easier for customers to downgrade to XP. Under
> Microsoft's licensing terms for Vista, buyers of Vista Business and Vista
> Ultimate Edition have always had the right to downgrade to XP, but in
> practice this could be challenging.
> Anyway, happy news from Shuttleworth:
> It's also worth noting that on the same day that Shuttleworth was saying
> that the selling of "desktop bits" was no longer a successful business
> model for Microsoft, Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie was
> announcing Azure a services-based cloud operating environment. Azure,
> which will compete with Amazon's EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud), won't be a
> product, its resources will be sold as a service.
> Funny that. It makes me think, yet again, that the smartest man in the
> open-source business world might well be Shuttleworth.
> That's it. Even Microsoft is recognizing that the desktop is becoming
> commodity software.
It can't keep up with Free software in this way. It needs income and Office is
under similar threat of margins going slim, primarily due to SaaS and F/OSS.
~~ Best of wishes
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