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Re: [News] Reviwewers Still Sneeze at Windows Home Server, Incompatible with Linux

Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> ____/ [H]omer on Tuesday 04 September 2007 13:24 : \____
>> Verily I say unto thee, that Mark Kent spake thusly:
>>> And Ashley Highfield believes that Microsoft will write a linux
>>> version of the Microsoft iPlayer?
>> Yes, I believe it's due the day after never.
> They said they would have a look at it once every 6 months. That's what they
> told the OSC as I understand and remember it. As Gordon said here, what
> they /really/ meant to say is that they'll do nothing until the EC give them a
> good slap.

So, they've spent £130 Million and they have a single-platform,
binary-only, proprietary, blob.  They do *not* own the IPR, they do
*not* have the source-code, they do *not* own the DRM system, in fact,
they appear to have paid £130 Millions of licence-fee money for the
privilege of *distributing* Microsoft software.

I can build global networks for 1/2 of the sum of money with ease.
Somebody /really/ got conned here.

The reason the BBC have said that they'll look at this every 6 months is
because they *can't* do anything about it - they don't own any of this,
Microsoft own it - the BBC are just paying to distribute it.  They have
no control whatsoever.

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