On Wed, 01 Feb 2006 21:33:25 +0000, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>__/ [Nigel Feltham] on Wednesday 01 February 2006 19:13 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> "Everyone on the IE team (even the lawyers who reviewed the license terms
>>> below) wants to make your web browsing experience safer and easier," the
>>> agreement says.
>>> From there, it gets pretty unfunny pretty quick.
>> Why, does it continue "but can't be bothered so here's another dose of the
>> same unreliable crapware we've been forcing on you for the last 20 years"?
>20 years? Who were Microsoft in the 1980's? They had no monopoly or momentum
>going for them at the time. The lock-in strategy was probably in its
>diapers. Then came munchkins (&FUD), a blind eye to piracy, and dishonour
>for standards, which in obscure ways evolved into lock-ins.
You are aware that it is now the year 2006, not 2000, right?
In 1986 MS was hard at work on their monopoly. With the 80386 were
machines 60 times faster than a VaxStation II, yet running an "operating
system" little more sophisticated than cp/m of the late 70's.