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Re: more linux converts thanks to micro$oft

____/ Mark Kent on Monday 10 September 2007 09:28 : \____

> [H]omer <spam@xxxxxxx> espoused:
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Bob spake thusly:
>>> just found this article today, over half of the posters in the site
>>> forum are saying "enough is enough" we are switching to linux.
>>> http://www.autopatcher.com/134
>> What surprises me is the naivety of these people. Did they really think
>> MS were out to serve anyone but themselves? Did they seriously think MS
>> would never screw them? The evidence of Microsoft's draconian and evil
>> behaviour is everywhere; were these people blind, or living in a cave?
>> Maybe now the hundreds of posters in that thread will realise the
>> futility of attempting to assert any degree of autonomy over Microsoft,
>> unless they make the break from MS software completely. From the looks
>> of that thread, it seems most of them have indeed been so enlightened.
> I can see that a few years ago, when the Microsoft marketing machine was
> in full swing, that their tactics were perhaps fairly opaque to a lot of
> people, but in the cold light of the internet, it must surely now be
> clear what they've been up to all these years.  Anyone who is still
> confused could just look at the Xbox360's huge design problems,
> Microsoft's unwillingness to acknowledge them, even to the point of
> deleting discussion threads in web user fora.
> To that point, if there were ever an argument that Usenet is superior to
> the web, this would be it.  Nobody can delete usenet threads, Microsoft
> included.

It could, however, disrupt forums which it does not like by sending obnoxious
people there. This would drive people away and reduce levels of participation.

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