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Old 04-13-2010, 11:00 PM   #1
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LXer: Microsoft Plays the Open Source Software Game


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Microsoft has been busy these past few days reminding the world that it really is an organization of monstrous proportions and its tendrils reach from the humblest consumer desktop right up to the level of super-computing. Its message is clear: The company has no intention of giving up any of the markets in which it competes to open source operating systems like Linux -- at least not without the mother of all fights.

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Microsoft has been busy these past few days reminding the world that it really is an organization of monstrous proportions and its tendrils reach from the humblest consumer desktop right up to the level of super-computing. Its message is clear: The company has no intention of giving up any of the markets in which it competes to open source operating systems like Linux -- at least not without the mother of all fights.

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Are there still people out there buying MS Word and Excel? Boy, if I were going to pay $100+ for a lame, locked-down OS, I'd at least expect them to throw in a word processing program and some spreadsheet software. Hello... computers have been doing word processing and tabulation for how many decades now?
 
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Are there still people out there buying MS Word and Excel? Boy, if I were going to pay $100+ for a lame, locked-down OS, I'd at least expect them to throw in a word processing program and some spreadsheet software. Hello... computers have been doing word processing and tabulation for how many decades now?
I know, it's so ridiculous when you think about it. Nothing from M$ even works properly or is at all backwards or forward compatible. Why people would pay this much for this s**t is beyond me. I've never bought any M$ software, it was always pre-installed, and I usually replaced as much of it as I could with more useful programs. I know M$ Works (which was usually bundled) was absolutely useless, so I replaced it with openoffice 1.0 or so, been using openoffice ever since.
 
  


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