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Old 06-12-2007, 01:36 AM   #1
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Sue Microsoft?

Why not. I know,Lil Billy already bought his way out of one lawsuit but this is America. It's up to us to save the world from this monster.
We have more lawyers per capita than cockroaches. A kid sued McDonalds because he was fat. He lost but it started the "transfat" ball rolling. Now Mickey Dee's only buys beef that has been "humanely treated". (I've never quite figured out how you humanely treat a cow before you make a "Big Mac" out of him.)
Where have you seen Windows "Vista" advertised as "not backwardly compatible" which it most certainly is.
I recently a new Acer laptop with Vista Home Premium preinstalled. The bootsector is hardware controlled. (Thank you Phoenix.)
None of my Windows programs would install and run without errors or not run or install period.
Then the ultimate insult --- I downloaded and ran Firefox as my browser. The second or third time I ran it a pretty little transparent window opened up and said "Vista has found a problem with this program and will repair". Yep,it slam broke it.

But the killer was the "Digital Locker"

I now have a new Acer with Slak 11 on it but in my work I have to deal with Microsuk everyday.

The irresistable force meets the immovable object. Sic the lawyers on Bill Gates.

The stress and anxiety Vista has caused me should be at least worth 10 or 12 million.(and I think I hurt my back too!)
Old 06-12-2007, 01:58 AM   #2
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Lolx... Cool... Go ahead and sue him lolx...
Nice joke though
Old 06-12-2007, 08:16 PM   #3
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I think they're serious...
That's actually a good idea!
Old 06-12-2007, 10:22 PM   #4
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Yea, dont buy a computer with a pheonix bios, they have some Bull&^%$ alliance with microshaft to only allow vista to boot, or something like that.

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Old 06-12-2007, 10:54 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by BajaNick
Yea, dont buy a computer with a pheonix bios, they have some Bull&^%$ alliance with microshaft to only allow vista to boot, or something like that.
Thats what you get when you have a crapload of money...

But, there is no way it would get anywhere. Microsoft would try to settle out of court, and if it actually made it to court, they would hire the best damn lawyer on the face of the earth. Not to mention the fact that the chances that the judge is unbiased and uses Macintosh is very slim...

Think about it, lets say you are a devout Windoze user and a judge, and someone sues Microsoft in your you really think the prosecution would have a chance? Fair? No, not really, but true? Probably. And what exactly would you sue them for? Technical misconduct? Installation inhibitors? Integrated spy tools? Blackmail? Cruel and unusual punishment? Given all are true, but how do you prove it?

[side note] Microsoft would also fight tooth and nail to keep their source code under wraps. What if someone made a copy and made...Microwork? (something like microsoft but works a little). Linux source codes? Here you go! Its just a floppy with a text document on it, no big deal. Microsoft would appeal for a "violation of laissez faire". [/side note]

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:57 PM   #6
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Preinstalled Vista

Did you overcome the Phoenix bios on the notebook?

I have a Dell Notebook I bought in 4/2007 with Vista which I have had just about enough of. When I went to use the Vista partitioner it told me it couldn't due to some file system settings or such.
I plan to clean the machine of important data, and then do a clean re-install and/or re-partition it first.

I'm pretty new to Linux. I have an older Dell desktop running Debian pretty well for the past month or so.


bios, notebook, partitioning, vista

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