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Re: [News] Ubuntu Family Comes Under Some Fire for Proprietary Software Policy

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____/ William Poaster on Friday 29 Jan 2010 15:35 : \____

> On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 08:34:53 -0600, chrisv wrote:
>> Homer wrote:
>>>Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> Linspire is history and so is Turbolinux (since yesterday).
>>>Well, well. What a surprise.
>>>Everything Microsoft touches turns to dust. They're the antithesis of
>>>Midas, like a corporate version of Medusa.
>> Remind us again of the M$-Linspire connection?
> Remember the M$ bully going after a student Mike Rowe? It created quite
> furore at the time, & *really* showed the Redmond beast in a *very* bad
> light. The press got onto it, & the public feeling against M$ was so bad,
> that the student received $6,000 in donations & an offer of free advice
> from a law firm. M$ later described their action as a "public relations
> mess".

At least they were honest. They wanted to nail the guy, but then it became
publicly known and thus a PR disaster.

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