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Old 06-09-2005, 02:28 AM   #1
lowpro2k3
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People who call it M$ or Micro$oft or Micro$loth


Its really annoying and just looks plain stupid. I find its usually people who just installed Linux a month ago and still have XP dual booting with because they need Photoshop and MSN.

Just a pet-peeve of mine. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 02:34 AM   #2
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Your not the only one! Why not just say MS or Microsoft or something. Thats one less key to press.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 03:03 AM   #3
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You created a thread, for this?
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Just a pet-peeve of mine. I'm sure I'm not the only one.
In all honesty, if you feel the need to vent, might I reccomend a blog?
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:34 AM   #4
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Peeves make lousy pets.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 10:10 AM   #5
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I swear we have a thread already covering this same topic.. but its too early to search for it.. ughh!!
 
Old 06-09-2005, 11:08 AM   #6
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Lo and behold. Been discussed already

Last edited by vharishankar; 06-09-2005 at 11:17 AM.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 02:22 PM   #7
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Originally posted by trickykid
I swear we have a thread already covering this same topic.. but its too early to search for it.. ughh!!
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Originally posted by Harishankar
Lo and behold. Been discussed already
Your right, sorry - I should have searched. I dont spend much time in the general forum...
 
Old 06-09-2005, 03:13 PM   #8
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I think calling Micro$oft "Micro$oft" is funny - and has a bit of truth to it considering that Microsoft claims that you do not have the right to transfer retired Windows licenses to other people (which is contrary to both doctrine of first right of sale AND the EULA itself), SUES COLLEGE STUDENTS who resell SEALED, UNUSED licenses because they REFUSE TO HONOR THEIR 30-DAY MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE (see http://www.networkworld.com/community/?q=node/955, http://www.overlawyered.com/archives/cat_tech.html, http://www.ohio.com/mld/beaconjourna...y/11070968.htm)

All emphasis above intentional. Over the last couple of years, Microsoft has switched from being extremely customer-friendly, a perfect example of how to attain customer satisfaction, to one of the most anti-consumer entity in existence, with piss-poor customer service, intentionally breaking interoerability. They do not provide a DE-activate feature in any of their products (my company has developed activation technologies for smaller software companies, and we included de-activation features from the very beginning, and our activation is a heck of a lot more secure than M$'s btw).

They have NO reason to check whether I am running M$ Office on Windows or wine - it's none of their GD business and their purposely breaking interoperability is not only a violation of federal laws and statutes, but also a direct violation of various court orders concerning their monopoly status settlements.

I have gone from a M$ fan (I'm a former Microserf BTW) to a rabid anti-Microsoft integrator who pushes Linux and Open Office or OS/X and Apple solutions (and believe me I am NO Apple fan) at every opportunity.

Kiddie talk like 'u r all stoopid LOLOLO ROFL U R 2 GAY" is idiotic. Asking "I am having truble w linux can u guys help me plz? thx" or "windows is teh suxxors" is idiotic. Calling a spade a spade is not.

Micro$oft deserves to be derided, boycotted, and driven out of business for turning their backs against consumers on one hand, and treating consumers as criminals on the other. ^H^H^H^H Microsoft and ^H^H^H^H Bill Gates for their anti-consumer stance. Every time I can convince anyone to go Linux rather than Windows I will, even if it means making $30 to $50 less on a workstation or laptop, or several hundred less on a server.

Last edited by KimVette; 06-09-2005 at 03:15 PM.
 
Old 06-09-2005, 08:03 PM   #9
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People who call it M$ or Micro$oft or Micro$loth
You forgot Micro$haft...
 
Old 06-09-2005, 09:52 PM   #10
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So your saying you dont like my user name? LOL
 
Old 06-10-2005, 03:27 AM   #11
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I agree with the topic creator its childish immature and just plain stupid. Maybe I will start calling Linux Lame-ixor dumbix or even worse SCO-Licensed-ix....Anyways seriously though Linux people are like religious fanatics sometimes.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 08:28 AM   #12
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Why not just say MS or Microsoft or something. Thats one less key to press.
Minus one key, minus ALL fun. I'll type M$ as long as I feel the need to do so. So sue me!
 
Old 06-10-2005, 08:31 AM   #13
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stabile007, There are already people who call Linux Loonix. That's a better word than Lame-ixor or dumbix.

Just a suggestion so that you can bash Linux better.
 
Old 06-10-2005, 10:40 AM   #14
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I find its usually people who just installed Linux a month ago and still have XP dual booting with because they need Photoshop and MSN.
So tell these users about gimp and gaim and save them the trouble of dual-booting
Maybe then their hated of Micro$cum will fade away
 
Old 06-10-2005, 11:37 AM   #15
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Originally posted by Harishankar
stabile007, There are already people who call Linux Loonix. That's a better word than Lame-ixor or dumbix.

Just a suggestion so that you can bash Linux better.
lol well its not my skill. But I would have said the same thing to them. IMO using an OS is like wearing clothes you use whatever you are most comfortable with and you will be happy. If someone else doesn't like what you use then they can fark off.

I wasn't trying to bash linux I was mearly trying to prove a point.
 
  


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