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Re: Inquirer: Google to Beat Microsoft

  • Subject: Re: Inquirer: Google to Beat Microsoft
  • From: Mark Kent <mark.kent@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 12:42:38 +0100
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • References: <67456055.0sQBmKagex@schestowitz.com> <1146754501.726363.279460@i39g2000cwa.googlegroups.com> <1253619.Wxd2fqY9o2@schestowitz.com> <tPr6g.64215$wl.16051@text.news.blueyonder.co.uk> <26068495.CAArGha46j@schestowitz.com>
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Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> __/ [ M ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 19:35 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [ nessuno@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx ] on Thursday 04 May 2006 15:55 \__
>>>> "So, Microsoft is spending billions of dollars to fight off Google this
>>>> coming year, and it is all for naught. The two things it needs, speed
>>>> and friends, can't be bought. You can't throw engineers at a project
>>>> and make it go faster. You can't throw the football team at a high
>>>> school computer club and make friends."
>>> Microsoft  have  liaised with Yahoo, as well as with Amazon (Alexa/A9)  on
>>> the  face of it. Moreover, giants like eBay have been consulting Yahoo and
>>> Microsoft. They all have a common fear: Google -- the US brain drain.
>>> Microsoft  cannot but friends, but it can throw large sums at startups and
>>> seek  projects with potential. Subsequently, the projects will be  stamped
>>> with  the Microsoft logo and, in due time, be thrown to hell. It's mrely a
>>> rapid  'code squeeze'. Use money you earned illegally within the bounds of
>>> your  monopoly  in order to perpetuate it at the expense of  others'  hard
>>> work. Only managers make the big bucks in such hostile takeover bids.
>>> Ask  Larry  Qualig. His company was taken over by Microsoft. He no  longer
>>> works  there.  What's  more, Microsoft has laid the project which  he  has
>>> developed, Microsoft <- *cough* Frontpage, in the graveyard recently.
>>>> Well, maybe you can't buy friends, but evidently you can buy trolls to
>>>> disrupt cola.
>>> I won't comment on this, but I will quote instead:
>>> ,----[ Quote ]
>>> |     "Some years back, Microsoft practiced a lot of dirty tricks using
>>> | online mavens to go into forums and create Web sites extolling the
>>> | virtues of Windows over OS/2. They were dubbed the Microsoft Munchkins,
>>> | and it was obvious who they were and what they were up to. But their
>>> | numbers and energy (and they way they joined forces with nonaligned
>>> | dummies who liked to pile on) proved too much for IBM marketers, and
>>> | Windows won the operating-system war through fifth-column tactics"
>>> | 
>>> |     Mr Dvorak wonders if Microsoft is today using reverse-dirty-tricks
>>> | to promote the Xbox 360: pay people to create Web sites that slam theg
>>> | aming computer in order to provoke a barrage of defenders.
>>> `----
>>> http://worldcadaccess.typepad.com/gizmos/2005/11/2_grassroots_an.html
>> Well their TV ad certainly seems to have switched directions, it's no
>> longer the safest windows ever, instead it's 'people ready'.
> Yes, seen that campaign when I was in Florida. I couldn't believe they
> actually sponsored TV shows... unnerving...

You /really/ need to experience American TV to see how owned it is - you
cannot either imagine it or explain it to anyone from here.  

> Next year's ad: Windows - not "from some guy in China" [Ballmer, 1]

Hmm, well, open-source is already 'un-american', which is reasonably
close to a racist remark.

| Mark Kent   --   mark at ellandroad dot demon dot co dot uk  |
Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
- Kahlil Gibran

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