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Re: Linux Today and the Layoffs

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____/ Chris Ahlstrom on Saturday 16 Jul 2011 00:37 : \____

> Roy Schestowitz wrote this copyrighted missive and expects royalties:
>> ____/ Homer on Friday 15 Jul 2011 17:58 : \____
>>> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>>>> | Microsoft???s money very likely had nothing to do with the layoffs.
>>> Actually, I bet it did, for the same reason Novell's betrayal lead to
>>> its downfall: It lost the trust and respect of its contributors, lost
>>> revenue, and thus became unattractive to its backers - ironically the
>>> same backers who caused the problem to begin with.
>>> The moral of the story is ... don't climb into bed with Microsoft and
>>> seriously expect to wake up the next morning, because it'll slit your
>>> throat while you sleep.
>> Corel, Novell, Xandros, Linpsire...
> And, if not dead, shafted by Microsft... all the Playsforsure partners, for
> example.  Or how about libraries, presumably benefitting, at first, from the
> "Gates Library Initiative", and now...
>    http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/microsoft-decision-puts-public-libraries-at-risk/#story1
>    Millions of Americans depend on libraries, Internet cafÃs, and other
>    public locations for their connection to the Internet, and keeping these
>    points of access safe from hackers is especially difficult.
>    Recently, however, Microsoft has made that challenge even more difficult
>    for many public libraries.
>    The company announced it would not upgrade the free application,
>    SteadyState, to Windows 7 compatibility, angering many of the folks who
>    manage public-access PCs. People who manage library PCs say they
>    don\u2019t have money to pay for third-party products that protect public
>    PCs from malware and malicious users.
> Man, I keep needing to <chortle>.  Read the article further to learn about
> "SteadyState".

I wrote about this at the time. It's depressing enough to see how the world's
richest criminal is 'donating' lock-in to exploit children,

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