[TAG] The usual brilliant Redmond strategy: checkmate in two moves
predivan at ptt.yu
Fri Feb 3 00:26:59 MSK 2006
On Wed, 1 Feb 2006 22:38:56 -0700
Benjamin A. Okopnik wrote:
> > > (*Don't* *anybody* *breathe*. If Micr0s0ft actually falls for this one,
> > > we're home free.)
> > Will you please explain?
> Sure. If you don't have a whole lot of spare cash, and your computer is
> becoming less and less useable day by day (remember what happened
> shortly after XP appeared?)
Yes,the hype was massive."The only OS you'll ever need,mangles
your files and cures cancer(has dancing hamster in technicolor,too!)".Heh.
That's madness,I tell you,madness...
>- and particularly if you need to produce
> documents, etc., for business purposes _and can't_ due to progressive
> OS/software incompatibilities, then where are you going to go? This kind
> of heavy-handed, bull-in-a-china-shop moves by the Redmond folks drive
> wagonloads of people over to Linux, and from a certain cynical
> perspective, I'm actually glad to see them doing it.
Arrogance will bury them,DRM and 'trusted computing' too.
Imagine Joe Average User trying to rip his S0ny 'enhanced' CD using WMP 11,
or installing 'unapproved' software to his brand new Vi$ta machine,and failing.
Imagine man realizing that he is 0wned and his freedom to do
whatever he bloody wants with things he payed for,taken away from him 'for his own good'.
Imagine his anger and frustration.
And then he hears of this Linux thing,which has its own quirks,but it's all about freedom.
Is this a dawn of the new era,Ben?
We can only hope so :-).
I think that sick people in Ankh-Morpork generally go to a vet. It's
generally a better bet. There's more pressure on a vet to get it right.
People say "it was god's will" when granny dies, but they get *angry* when
they lose a cow.
-- (Terry Pratchett, alt.fan.pratchett)
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