M$ advertising in Linux Install ;)

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    M$ advertising in Linux Install ;)

    MicroSCOff has agreed to pay MundrakeSoft $24,000 for "Installation advertising + bookmarks + screen saver advertising (download version only) + 6 months visibility on default page."
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    The default page in MundrakeSoft's default web browser will be How to Remove Linux and Install Windows on Your Computer, and the bookmarks will be Windows Update, How to Remove Linux and Install Windows XP, and MicroSCOff's home page.
    http://newsforge.com/newsforge/03/09...5.shtml?tid=16

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    Those guys really are desperate. They have been doing that sort of stuff for some time, like advertising .NET in Linux Format (in the UK at least), wich is really weird since MS .NET doesn't work under linux.
    SoKrA-BTS "Judge not the program I made, but the one I've yet to code"
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    Is it normal for newsforge to refer to them as MicroSCOff and Mundrake?

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    Is it normal for newsforge to refer to them as MicroSCOff and Mundrake?
    Hey, wake up:
    "Topic - Humor"


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    That's what I was leaning towards
    (at least it didn't totally get me, like sokra).

    Damn you Monday morning!

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    That's what I was leaning towards
    (at least it didn't totally get me, like sokra).

    Damn you Monday morning!
    nevermind, it was fun for me

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    Is that like changing the 'S' to $ as Ken politeley pointed out?

    Ken you are right-they are beyond saving.
    Such is life.

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    I think I've got some good MS anti-Linux propaganda of my own...

    - "Only homos use Linux."
    - "Linux causes cancer."
    - "Linux kills small children."
    - "Linux caused 9/11."

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    Originally posted by BMJ
    "Only homos use Linux."
    What's wrong with being homosexual?

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    I use Linux all the time, and it's true it kills your brain cells
    Come cast your shadow over me
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    Originally posted by Brian
    What's wrong with being homosexual?
    Please open a new topic (and don't use mine) to discuss this one!
    Thanks!

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    Originally posted by Brian
    What's wrong with being homosexual?
    I'm pretty sure it was a joke, considering the person who posted that.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    I'm pretty sure it was a joke, considering the person who posted that.
    Now it was me who didn't get the joke

    P.s.
    However, somebody (not me, I don't want to be missunderstood ) should submit a poll about OS-sexuality relationship:
    - hetero using Windows
    - homo using Windows
    - hetero using Linux
    - homo using Linux
    - hetero using another type of OS
    - homo using another type of OS


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    Originally posted by Carlos
    Now it was me who didn't get the joke
    BMJ's gay, so I'm pretty sure he was joking.

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    Originally posted by Govtcheez
    BMJ's gay, so I'm pretty sure he was joking.
    No, I was serious... dead serious... just die, queermo.

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