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[OT] Linux vs MSFT

/pd [PersonRank 10]

Saturday, November 3, 2007
15 years ago3,025 views

For those who have not caught this thread.. its interesting read ..

Open letter to Steve Ballmer

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #


GuillaumeB [PersonRank 9]

15 years ago #

Well who's to blame here,?
-The businessman who successfully convinced the Nigerians
-The Nigerians who can't make their mind
-Or the Mandriva guys who obviously have not been persuasive enough?

Anyways, no one equals Steve Jobs in this field ;) He got me in...

stefan2904 [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

or zune vs. ipod:


Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

[put at-character here]Stefan

Well, American companies usually presume that America > World, so I can't really singly blame Microsoft for that.

Apple's "Best Browser in the World" is US-English only.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

Well, bad example actually, but ohwell *is stupid like that*

Pierre S [PersonRank 10]

15 years ago #

GuillaumeB: There have been reports of bribery. That's not fair business here.
At the same time what should we expect from Microsoft?

But they're giving away Windows to developping countries to make them addicted to the products so that they buy full-prized licences once they're adults (even with a huge % of piracy that will be profitable in terms of marginal costs).

I just hope they won't do the same with OLPC. (I know however that they're investing big money to make Windows work on XOs). Closed source windows is the exact contrary on the constructivist approach the OLPC project is trying to spread (the famous Show source button on laptops).

All in all, I see it like a drug dealer giving away the first dose of cocaine knowing that they will get an insane return on investment

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