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____/ philo on Saturday 03 Jul 2010 12:09 : \____
> On 07/03/2010 05:40 AM, High Plains Thumper wrote:
>> On 07/02/2010 09:42 PM, Tattoo Vampire wrote:
>>> Darth Chaos wrote:
>>>> Just my honest thoughts.
>>> They signed a pact with the devil and it cost them.
>>> Linspire + MS Pact = dead Linspire
>>> Xandros + MS Pact = dead Xandros
>>> Novell + MS Pact = dying Novell
>> In 1997, Bill Gates noted in an internal email that those
>> developers who wrote applications for the then-available software
>> without realizing that it would not port all APIs to UNIX and Macintosh
>> were âjust f*****.â57 He was right: Microsoft had successfully
>> extinguished the cross-platform threat to its operating system monopoly.
>> In a subsequent antitrust suit, a district court called this move âa
>> classic âbait-and-switchâ tactic.â58
> I never saw the sense of paying for an OS which is available free.
> but a few years back I did get a free version of Xandros.
> It had a real nice looking GUI
> but it was the only version of Linux I've ever used where applications
> crashed...so I of course never used it again
If you go to the Xandros Web site, you'll find that they still sell it with a $50
fee for "patent assurance from Microsoft" (I can't recall the exact wording).
~~ Best of wishes
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