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Once again we are shown Microsoft knows how to fix their operating system, but chooses not to

Posted 12-20-2010 at 02:09 AM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

This drives me insane.

Microsoft has just released version 2 of their free Security Essential antimalware suite. In the comments, people are praising how 'Great it is', how 'Microsoft is getting it right' and 'Linux sucks because no one makes an equivalent to this'.

Listen to me, you have all been lead.

If Microsoft can provide a free anti-malware...
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Creating a problem and then partially solving it makes people believe competitors have the problem

Posted 10-05-2010 at 07:40 PM by William (Dthdealer) (Whaling the FOSS)

I asked the staff of one of my local primary schools why they were installing new computers and throwing out the old ( a few years ) ones. It confuses me when their previous units are perfectly fine for the educational needs of primary school students, but yet they decide they need new ones. I was given a few answers:
  • To 'stimulate' the economy
  • The old ones were getting slower
  • Microsoft offered them an educational discount

I live in Australia, and I have never seen a computer that...
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