After takin' a swig o' grog, Roy Schestowitz belched out
this bit o' wisdom:
> ____/ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx on Tuesday 10 February 2009 19:15 : \____
>> Microsoft, Apple and Linux are the three big competitors right now in
>> a market that includes all varieties of consumer-oriented hardware and
>> software. Microsoft gets most of its profits from Windows and Office,
>> but these are threatened by Google, Linux, OS/X, and others. So
>> Microsoft has been attempting to expand into other areas (Mobile,
>> Zune, Xbox, Search...), knowing full well that if you stand still you
>> decline. ...
> The Zune represents Microsoft's experimentation with DRM on consumer devices
> (hardware) and it's a total financial failure to Microsoft. Ballmer calls
> these "funny products" because Microsoft loses $billions on these.
He can use the word "funny" because he's got many more billions coming in,
some of which he can safely waste.
> A weak Microsoft (it's almost in debt now) means no cathedral of FUD and
> sabotage against GNU/Linux and Free software.
Oh, all too many do that stuff on their own time/nickel.
They're "volunteers" <griiiiiiiiiiiin>.
Lemmings don't grow older, they just die.