__/ [ BearItAll ] on Monday 04 December 2006 15:22 \__
> Richard Rasker wrote:
>> Op Mon, 04 Dec 2006 13:44:38 +0000, schreef BearItAll:
>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>>> | Now comes the really interesting question. With Vista's activation
>>>> | technology, Microsoft has the power to stamp out piracy everywhere.
>>>> | But will it choose to do so everywhere? After all, if folks in China
>>>> | or Thailand or Ethiopia have to pay for Vista, they won't be able to
>>>> | run it because they won't be able to afford the licence fee. In which
>>>> | case they may finally wake up to the attractions of free software such
>>>> | as Linux - and it's easy to imagine what that will do to Microsoft's
>>>> | plans for world domination.
>>>> | It's a delicious prospect: Microsoft impaling itself on the horns
>>>> | of a dilemma it has created for itself. Roll on Thursday.
>>> The Guardian may like to know that:-
>>> 2. Linux has already won Thailand. See news in
>> I'm afraid I have some bad news for you. The new military government
>> apparently has been FUD'ed and bribed by Microsoft to abandon not just
>> Linux, but also the OLPC project:
>> Richard Rasker
> Dam my line broke, I've lost a few fish before, there's always a bigger one
> in the pond somewhere.
Yes, a colleague of mine from Thailand saw this coming. There's a lot of
handshaking in this country (self-serving politics), often involving
outsiders. Either way, Pakistan may soon be joining the OLPC bandwagon.
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