[Linux-aus] If you could ask Microsoft a question

martin fricke camelgrass at gmail.com
Wed Jan 16 02:55:45 UTC 2008

On Tue, 15 Jan 2008 00:09:07 +1000, Randall Crook <rcrook at vtown.com.au>  

> After reading most (but not all) of this thread I feel some maybe  
> missing the
> point.
> It is not just a chance for getting answers out of MS, it is a chance to  
> show MS
> that the community if not a bunch of anti-capitalist tree hugging  
> hippy's that
> MS likes to make it out to be.
> We should try to portray am image of intelligent hard working users and
> developers. A lot of people still think Linux is for geeks, it isn't,  
> and its
> time to show MS that they cannot keep perpetuating the myth.
> Asking a lot of esoteric technical questions about OOXML  
> interoperability and
> such will just help them. So will attacking the monopoly that MS is.  
> Perhaps we
> need to include some real "User" questions. Like why are Vista and  
> Office 2007
> so expensive? Why should I have to spend so much to upgrade my PC to  
> install
> Vista and Office 2007 when Ubuntu will run just fine on my current PC?  
> If Piracy
> is so bad to MS how is it that MS is still one of the richest Companies  
> in the
> world? Why do I get the feeling that I am a criminal when I sit and try  
> to
> understand MS Licenses?
> Just a thought...
> Randall.

At last a post that I can understand! Thank you Randall, I agree.

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