Microsoft? And what....?

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    The only thing that I like about Microsoft is their Office package and the new XP platform.... Nothing else... Other stuff from MS is kinda sucks (I think...)...
    It's unfulfilled dreams that keep you alive.

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    Microsoft has some power. Microsoft is a clever company while it has sold so much software to people at development state. I don't know any other company which has made so much money by selling that kind of products. It has even been able to get the trademark so popular that many processor vendors install Windows by default to their computers.

    But I have also noticed that Open Source produces better software. The difference is in debugging. All the software is tested many times by people around the world and the only target is to make it as good as possible. If a security hole is found, it is fixed immediately to the next distribution. Therefore I use Linux. I would probably be willing to pay as much money for Linux as for Windows if Linux was Open Source but cost a fee(which is almost impossible).

    I don't find MSVC++ very convenient to use. Emacs is faster to write with and you can do a lot of other things than Win32 programs. I don't love MS Word either. There are many alternatives in Linux and the alternatives are (1)free and (2)open source.

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    I don't think monopolies will produce the best products possible. Although I think MS products are decent. Use them all the time: Word, Excel, Windows, IE ...

    However, do you guys think we would have 2 Ghz+ computers so soon if AMD didn't jump in the picture? Or maybe we'd be using Voodoo 6 video cards from 3dfx if Nvidia didn't jump into the picture. I highly doubt though, any other companies will give MS a run for their money any time soon.

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    Originally posted by Unregistered

    Tell me why is it that you can't get home pc's with linux on them? Microsoft has made it illegal to get a home pc with linux preinstalled. (unless the rulings I have heard about has changed). They attempt to stomp out Open Source Projects (I wonder why?) but then they go and take code from those for there *new* OS
    Correction you can't get a home PC with windows and Linux on it. Now actualy think about what would happen if computers came with multible OS'es

    **tech support for dell**
    *ring*
    TS:Hello, how may I help you?
    Cu: When I turned on my computer I got this weird screen.
    TS: Can you tell me more about it? How does it look? Does it say anything?
    Cu: It says Windows and Redhat Linux
    TS: It is your OS selection Screen.
    Cu: Come again? What do you mean by OS selection screen?
    TS: It allows you to choose your Operating System, Windows or Redhat linux.
    Cu: What was windows before it was an OS?
    TS: It has always been an OS.
    Cu: then why didnt' I get this screen before:
    TS: You get this screen because you now have redhat also.
    Cu: What is redhat?
    TS: A disto of linux.
    CU: What is linux?
    TS: An os created by Linus.
    CU: Why did he create an OS, when there is windows.
    TS: He wanted one that was Unix based.
    Cu: What is Unix?
    TS: An os creaed by AT&T.
    CU: Oh, I get it. Calling me durring Diner isn't enought there is No a program to convice me to use AT&T. Now your in on it.
    **phone is hung up**
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    Tell me why is it that you can't get home pc's with linux on them? Microsoft has made it illegal to get a home pc with linux preinstalled. (unless the rulings I have heard about has changed). They attempt to stomp out Open Source Projects (I wonder why?) but then they go and take code from those for there *new* OS
    Exactly. If OEM's put Linux on their machines, Microsoft threatens to cancel their licenses to Windows. If that happens 99% of the market for that OEM gets wipped out, and they're dead.
    mfc2themax-Creator of all that is.

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    Yeah but than people would see Linux and wonder why they weren't using it for all this time. The fact is that most home users have never seen Linux.

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    A few more reasons why I like Linux is because I can have a web server, email server, news server, file server, etc. All for free!!! And to begin with Linux is a better networking OS it has more capabilities.

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    this is all well and good, but do u know the way Bill Gates thinks? His strategy is "...to make them NEED US." Watch a movie called "Pirates of Silicon Valley". Its about the origin of the home computer. It follows Steve Jobs and Bill Gates from college and to the time they were rich! It shows how Apple was winning the war in the competition of home computers, so Bill Gates pretended to be his ally and stole his operating system and changed the code a tiny bit and named it 'Windows'. The whole time Steve Jobs thought that IBM was their enemy, but all the time it was Bill Gates.

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    >> Other stuff from MS is kinda sucks

    Hey! Not everything! What about the best PC game ever --
    SKI-FREE??

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    Originally posted by Cshot
    However, do you guys think we would have 2 Ghz+ computers so soon if AMD didn't jump in the picture? Or maybe we'd be using Voodoo 6 video cards from 3dfx if Nvidia didn't jump into the picture. I highly doubt though, any other companies will give MS a run for their money any time soon.
    Uhh..didn't 3dfx go out of bussiness last year? [sarcasm] yeah...they were REALLY successful...[/sarcasm]

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    "Uhh..didn't 3dfx go out of bussiness last year? [sarcasm] yeah...they were REALLY successful"

    That is his point, even though 3dfx were making crap 3d cards, if NVidia hand't been there, ie. if 3dfx had a monopoly, then we would be using inferior vid cards right now.
    Last edited by Clyde; 07-17-2002 at 07:22 AM.

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    > Tell me why is it that you can't get home pc's with linux on them? Microsoft has made it illegal to get a home pc with linux preinstalled

    Give me some proof of that. Otherwise, I really don't believe you. It WOULD be illegal for someone with an exclusive licensing agreement with MS to bundle Linux, but that's their fault then, isn't it?

    > yeah...they were REALLY successful

    Well, before nVidia came around, they actually were.

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    Microsoft will severely restrict your freedom to understand and develop software, however it is your own stupidity through which they achieve success in this area.

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    What, and your intelligence is just coming to light, after giving us such absolutely anti-MS rants as "Give us a C# board because it'll be the $hit, I promise!"

    http://www.cprogramming.com/cboard/s...hp?threadid=56

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    welcome to ms we hope you enjoy your 15 mins of running your pc before we randomly reboot it or blue screen you and dont hope for any patches of fixes youll just have to buy the new and buggier edition of wincrap

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