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microsoft should buy linux from everybody

Posted 09-15-2010 at 11:03 AM by DevilFreeBSD

I n exchange for a coupon for 50 sents off windows vista ultimate to every linux user. In class action settlement if you agree to not use it.

Great deal department of justice.
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everybodys braindeax

Posted 09-15-2010 at 10:59 AM by DevilFreeBSD

Why wrtie about it.
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How many MS-only technologies match Linux on

Posted 09-15-2010 at 07:49 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

Browsing the Net, I have run over a heated discussion on the Linux desktop share. Is it less then 1% or close to 10%? Is MS really afraid of Linux or do we misinterpret Balmer's words? And so on.

So, I entered Linux in and tried to balance it with MS-only technologies. It required C# Silverlight COM IIS MsSQL. I guess this set may be called "all of them". Not bad for Linux, right?
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All your base are belong to them!

Posted 09-14-2010 at 02:47 AM by rich_c

There was an incident at work last night which raised a couple of points that, for me, make it rather baffling that proprietary software is so widely used! The incident was apparently caused by the expiration of a software licence. This leads immediately to my first point of bafflement.

Why are people and organisations willing to put up with the licensing model that basically means you don't own your apps, but merely rent them. Most of the time, this means that if for whatever...
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Today I turn 1!

Posted 09-13-2010 at 10:44 PM by damgar

I just realized by looking at my details that I have been a regular member of LQ for a year this month. That also happens to coincide with my adoption of linux (Mandriva then, Slackware today). LQ just kept on coming up in google searches and answered so many questions I had to register to cut down on the ads. Happy myLQ Day to you all and thanks Jeremy!
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