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____/ chrisv on Friday 18 Nov 2011 14:03 : \____
> Chris Ahlstrom wrote:
>> William Poaster wrote:
>>> Whether these wintroll bozos like it or not, Linux is everywhere & is here
>>> to stay. AFAIC Micro$oft has had its day, & the only thing it has left is
>>> to patent troll. I thought the article about M$ trying to buy IE users was
>>> funny. There's a touch of desperation there, IMO.
>>Microsoft still has, and will have, the office and back-office, and even
>>their Windows platform, to provide the cash to support their less
>>professional endeavors, for some time to come. But we can have some
>>hope for a "normalization" of their relationship with everyone else.
>>Microsoft had its chance to kill off everyone else, but they have
> Yep. It took the power of FOSS (well, Apple helped, also) to humble
> the giant.
> It will be interesting to see what happens when all these people using
> Android and iOS devices start demanding documents in open,
> cross-platform formats.
They won't be using Apple because Apple uses MS formats.
~~ Best of wishes
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