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[News] [Rival] Another Class Action Suits Against Microsoft for Its Shoddy Products

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Another Class Action Suits Against Microsoft for Its Shoddy Products
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 03:33:38 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
  • Organization: Netscape / schestowitz.com
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Microsoft, Bungie face Halo 3 class action

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| The suit claims "Halo 3 does not function with the Xbox 360, and to the 
| contrary, attempted use of Halo 3 consistently causes the Xbox 360 
| to 'crash,' 'freeze,' or 'lock up' while the game is being played."  


It sounds like Microsoft had brought Windows to the consoles world, not just
the embedded one where PDAs need rebooting.


Microsoft's Class Action

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| Across the country, talent-hungry corporations are trying to save our 
| struggling public schools. Are they creating smarter kids--or a fleet of 
| drones?  


Why Linux Will Turn Microsoft's Ballmer Into A Boy Named Sue

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| Microsoft is between a rock and a hard place. Google is eating its
| lunch on the Internet, and big PC vendors like Dell are warming up 
| to Linux. What to do? Sue, Sue, Sue.


Microsoft sued over Xbox 360 "red ring of death"

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| According to the writ, issued in the names of Christine Moskowitz and David 
| Wood, Microsoft rushed to market with the Xbox 360 but suffered 
| from "numerous hardware defects", known as the "red ring of death".  


Microsoft's game division suffers $1.89B shortfall

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| Among the grim financial figures were a few nuggets of interesting news. 
| Apparently the EDD is beefing up its staff, since the company's report says 
| that "headcount-related costs increased 15 percent [for the year], driven by 
| a 9 percent increase in headcount and an increase in salaries and benefits 
| for existing headcount, partially offset by a decrease in stock-based 
| compensation expense."     


Microsoft faces second class action lawsuit over scratched discs

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| In the second such lawsuit to be filed this month, Microsoft is facing legal 
| class action due to the Xbox 360's reported inclination to scratch game 
| discs. According to InformationWeek, the suit alleges that "Microsoft 
| improperly and/or negligently manufactured the Xbox 360 console in a manner 
| that causes the expensive game discs ... to be scratched, rendering the games 
| unusable."      


Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against MS For Bricked 360s

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| According to Gamespot, the suit seeks a minimum of $10 million in
| damages, depending on how MS decides to defend itself. 


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

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| 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.            
| ^^^^^


MS faces lawsuit over alleged Xbox 360 disc damage

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| A European lawyer has threatened to initiate legal action against
| Microsoft in the light of complaints from 800 Xbox 360 customers
| that their discs have been scratched by the console's DVD drive.


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