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[News] [Rival] Microsoft's and Intel's Charity Sabotage. BUSTED!

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Microsoft's and Intel's Charity Sabotage. BUSTED!
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 25 Nov 2007 05:03:07 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Intel, Microsoft Despised the XO Laptop


Yes, Microsoft and Intel don't give a s* about little children. They love
MONEY. Monnnney! How about that recent bribery incident in Nigeria?

A Little Laptop With Big Ambitions

,----[ Quote ]
| "I'm not good at selling laptops," Mr. Negroponte has told colleagues. "I'm 
| good at selling ideas." 
| "From my point of view, if the world were to have 30 million" laptops made by 
| competitors "in the hands of children at the end of next year, that to me 
| would be a great success," he said in a recent interview. "My goal is not 
| selling laptops. OLPC is not in the laptop business. It's in the education 
| business."    
| From its inception, One Laptop Per Child posed a threat to the 
| personal-computing dominance of software giant Microsoft and chip maker 
| Intel. Mr. Negroponte's team, drawn from MIT, designed a machine that didn't 
| use Windows or Intel chips. It uses the Linux operating system and other 
| nonproprietary, open-source software, which users are allowed to tinker with.    



Poor Kids' Laptop Cranks Up

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates earlier this year told the Microsoft
| Government Leaders Forum, "Geez, get a decent computer where you can
| actually read the text and you?re not sitting there cranking the thing
| while you're trying to type" (see Bill Gates Mocks $100 Laptop).


One Laptop Per Child - Production Delays Caused By Microsoft, Intel?

,----[ Quote ]
| I sincerely hope that no matter what the people who are running the
| OLPC project decide, that their project will continue and not get
| bogged down in a play of corporate greed and ambitions.


Negroponte says Intel should be "ashamed of itself" 

,----[ Quote ]
| He is furious that Intel's CEO Craig Barrett called the One Laptop a
| gadget. The Negroponte initiative is caught in the middle of a vicious 
| fight between AMD and Intel, he said.


,----[ Quote ]
| That software effort does not have the support of Mr. Otellini, who
| is concerned about incurring Microsoft's wrath, the executive said.
| The two companies have a long history of tension over who controls
| the hardware and software direction of the "Wintel standard." Intel
| has said it is supporting both operating systems.


Which laptop per child?

,----[ Quote ]
| The chipmaking giant Intel is accused of damaging the non-profit scheme to 
| provide cheap laptops for the developing world. It says it's helping.
| [...]
| It is not the first time that Intel has been accused of using its 
| near monopoly to overpower rivals - for example, it is being 
| investigated by the European Commission over allegations of 
| anti-competitive behaviour. AMD, Intel's only major rival and 
| the company which supplies the chips inside the XO-1, did not 
| waste an opportunity to go on the offensive.
| "What we have here is an infinitely powerful monopoly 
| metaphorically threatening to break the kneecaps of a non-profit 
| if it doesn't 'get in line'," wrote AMD spokesman Michael 
| Silverman in a letter published on the Barron's website.


Merrill: Intel's More Interested In Crushing AMD Than Improving Margins

,----[ Quote ]
| They think that Intel is a lot more interested in reducing AMD to
| its former status than in showing much gross margin improvementt
| his year.


Intel: Only "Open" for Business

,----[ Quote ]
| These vendors often want a quiet private discussion,
| because in a quiet private discussion they can continue to
| dismiss the requests and in the end do absolutely nothing.
| They do not want a noisy public discussion, because then
| they look bad. But they DESERVE TO LOOK BAD, because they
| are being bad to those who bought their hardware!


[Mandriva CEO:] An open letter to Steve Ballmer

,----[ Quote ]
| Wow! I’m impressed, Steve! What have you done for these guys to change their 
| mind like this? It’s pretty clear to me, and it will be clear to everyone. 
| How do you call what you just did Steve, in the place where you live? In my 
| place, they give it various names, I’m sure you know them.   
| Hey Steve, how do you feel looking at yourself in the mirror in the morning?
| Of course, I will keep fighting this one and the next one, and the next one. 
| You have the money, the power, and maybe we have a different sense of ethics 
| you and I, but I believe that hard work, good technology and ethics can win 
| too.   


Cringely the Unemployable on the fallacy of Web 2.0, Microsoft ruthlessness,
and the CB radio of our decade

,----[ Quote ]
| Davidson: Which software company would you hate to compete against? What 
| makes you single them out? 
| Cringely: Microsoft of course. They have the deepest of pockets, unlimited 
| ambition, and they are willing to lose money for years and years just to make 
| sure that you don't make any money, either. And they are mean, REALLY mean.  
| Davidson: Why do you think Microsoft is mean? Are you implying some kind of 
| malicious intent rather than just ruthlessness? 
| Cringely: Maybe "mean" is the wrong word to use for Microsoft. "Ruthless" is 
| good. The company is built in the image of Bill Gates and Bill is a guy who 
| gets caught-up in the game of business and doesn't typically see its personal 
| cost. To use what might seem to be an obscure example, just look at all the 
| various partnerships and industry consortia that Microsoft has announced 
| through the years that never produced a product or even a usable 
| specification. There have been literally dozens of these operations that are 
| intended solely to freeze the competition until Microsoft can figure what the 
| heck it actually wants to do. To Microsoft its a PR exercise that helps them 
| compete but to customers it is just a damned lie. That's ruthless. There are 
| plenty of other examples I can give but you get the point. I represent the 
| concerns of users, not vendors, and Microsoft doesn't really care about 
| users.            


Gates blackmailed Danish government

,----[ Quote ]
| Microsoft boss Bill Gates threatened to kill 800 Danish jobs if 
| Denmark opposed the European Computer Implemented Inventions
| Directive, reports today's Danish financial daily Børsen,
| quoted by NoSoftwarePatents.com.


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