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LXer 09-30-2009 06:00 PM

LXer: Is Microsoft the Newest Free Software Advocate?
 
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What the heck is happening in Redmond? Is Microsoft really giving away antivirus software? Yes, friends, it appears that they are. Come on Microsoft, we really want to hate you. I've carried this Microsoft voodoo doll* around with me for years--stabbing it every time I have to pay money for one of your products on a new laptop or desktop computer. I cringe when I see "Vista Ready." And, I almost hurl penguin when I have to activate my software. So, somebody please pinch me, wake me up, take the needle out of my arm and tell me it's all been a bad trip.

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H_TeXMeX_H 10-01-2009 09:25 AM

free as in "FREE !!!" or free beer ...

Dubious Dave 10-01-2009 12:01 PM

It's a bad trip. Microsoft always gives away its product when its tying to put the competition out of business. Remember Netscape and how Microsoft gave IE away for free and pre-installed it to kill Netscape?


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