On Fri, 13 Mar 2009 19:35:54 -0500, DFS wrote:
>>> Microsoft: "They need Windows."
>>>> is sabotage?
>> Yes it is, because until Negropronte introduced the OLPC programme,
>> neither Microsoft nor Intel had any Interest in the third-world,
> You're a lying idiot, [H]ypocrite.
> MS has been donating money and software to 3rd world countries for
It's a loss leader, and not even much of a loss. While individuals
involved may be charitable, the act of donating Microsoft software locks
the 3rd world into Microsoft software, at a negligible cost for
Microsot. Donating hardware is a bit different.
It's also probably very convenient come tax time. Microsoft sends off
some CD's and can claim that x million dollars of software was donated,
when the actual cost to Microsoft was a fraction, and any lost sales were
negligible, since the third world doesn't have much of a budget for