...Embrace Extend Extinguish...Against Linux ?!?

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  1. smallhagrid

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  2. sml156

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    Every time you hear him say edge just convert that in your head to Chrome, Not sure why people did not see this coming I mean Chrome already works on Linux so all Microsoft had to do was change all the links that point to Google properties to Microsoft
     
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  3. Tiger-1

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    hmm economic power is a disgrace...;)
     
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  4. Yen

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    #4 Yen, Nov 15, 2019
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    Yeah I know that Munich story. I was proud of Munich, but then they felt down again...kiss a** politicians....
    The return to M$ was pure political and never technical.

    M$ should shut up and keep their hands off from foreign good stuff.
    With capital in mind you never can announce honest and real interests.

    Who needs their Edge / AV on Linux? To get metadata?
     
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  5. Tiger-1

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    for me honestly this is a shame, affront to consumers beyond rampant greed...;)
     
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  6. nodnar

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    who needs m$ on ubuntu as well?
    the story that i found much more alarming was the story about m$ cooperating with canonical...
    it only takes a couple of billions to take over canonical, that is currently the leading company on linux distros.
    and canonical have got enough lack of integrity to just let it happen. pecunia non olet.
     
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  7. Tiger-1

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    yes as I said in another post, economic power is a real disgrace because to my view the M$FT with its billions comes out there buying everything you see in front of you when you feel it can be "harmed" financially somehow just remember who's the proprietary of github's and so on...;)
     
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    I know that similar stories have been posted many times before, but most were second hand. This one actually happened to me. I feel it is important to repeat again to shine a light on the corporate morals of Microsoft.

    Years ago I wrote a utility program and released it as shareware. A short while later I was contacted by Microsoft and told that they were interested in purchasing the rights to my program so it could be included in Windows. The discussion went on for a while and then all contact was cut off. I could not reach the person that I had been dealing with and nobody even admitted that he existed.

    Much to my surprise, the next update included my utility. While I never released the source code, they got enough information on how it worked that they were able to reverse engineer my program. Needless to say I never received a cent from Microsoft and now that it was included, shareware sales came to a screeching halt.
     
  9. nodnar

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    there is a good oldfashioned word for that; it is called stealing. and no use going to court, of course, you will go broke against those billionaires
     
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  10. Michaela Joy

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  11. Tiger-1

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    #11 Tiger-1, Nov 15, 2019
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    @nodnar you made my day better believe me ;):D
     
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  12. nodnar

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    i do, tiger. but mj made me disbelieve that she is old; she can still type hellishly fast like a teen.:D
     
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  13. Tiger-1

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    yep MJ rocks always knows everything :D
     
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  14. Michaela Joy

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    :oops::oops::oops:

    :hug2:
     
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  15. nodnar

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    oh, we made her blush... ;) proves she`s not old..
     
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  16. Tiger-1

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    nod shame I'm 65 :(:p
     
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  17. verndog

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    My experience. Talk to average Windows user. They no nothing about alternate OS system. Say Linux. They have that deer.n.headlights look. That may be part of Munich story.
     
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    That would be just like 2005, LOL.
     
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  20. RJARRRPCGP

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    QFT, despite threats of jail, which was mostly from the MPAA & co., (or at the least, the MPAA & co., was the most brazen about threatening jail!) you instead usually get dollar billed to death! The RIAA loves to dollar bill people to death!
    (Much of the time, I honestly think the only jail time would be, if found to be in contempt of court.)
     
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