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____/ Megabyte on Sunday 21 Feb 2010 17:02 : \____
> On Sun, 21 Feb 2010 10:17:32 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> Losing over $2,000,000,000 per year...
>> Hey Microsoft, Get Out of the Cloud
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>> | Why isn't Microsoft trying to derail cloud | computing? That's what I
>> would be doing it its | position. It should think about killing |
>> Hotmail on a whim and saying, "there's your | cloud computing. Look what
>> happened!" That, | ultimately, is the real issue with the cloud. | It's
>> not like your shrink wrapped software or | even a stand alone download
>> software package, | which you essentially own and control. What | would
>> happen if Microsoft killed Hotmail? What | would users do?
>> | [...]
>> | From the beginning Microsoft was a company | that enabled the
>> individual PC user. Now it | talks about the cloud like everyone else. |
>> Microsoft really needs to rethink its | approach.
> I found this part especially humorous:
> Read the terms of service to find out. The company can essentially do
> whatever it wants. You have no recourse. More onerous is the fact that
> almost every license agreement says that the company can change the
> wording whenever it wants to whatever it wants. All cloud action is
> essentially ethereal. Now you see it, now you don't.
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> Dvorak seems to be anti-cloud computing, he should start advocating for
> nothing but FOSS any day now when he reads the Windows and Office
> EULA. ;-)
It's a lot of legalese and people choose it because others do too, not
because they make informed choices.
~~ Best of wishes
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