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Is it important? RDP is something relatively new to Windows and is a big hit with users. If it...
I suppose it will take a SEC investigation to be sure, but the whole Microsoft-BayStar-SCO deal reeks to high heaven, and actions by proxy are just as bad as actions by the monopoly itself, AIUI.
And one could easily argue that Microsofthascontinued some of the same tactics, and many new ones, equally detrimental to compebreastion, such as the whole "You can't enforce your patents if we are found to infringe" that they made a bunch Japanese companies sign..... That was found to be illegal...
Great article 252
It will take a whole lot more than some slur that you pulled out of thin air, Phil! Granted that the open sourcerers are paranoid to an extreme, but as long as this...
Microsoft has built its business off the work of OTHERS that they either:
1. Out and out Buy, then brand as 'Microsoft Innovation"
2. Pretend to work with a company long enough to get specs and then f*** over the 'partner' and push their product out the door, leaving the 'partner' with the great idea with f*** all.
3.i) Fight with no code whatsoever just 'Vaporware' announcements of a product that will supposedly 'make the current standard 'obsolete' and introducing hundreds of 'valuable new features'.... just long enough to kill off sales of their compebreastor....
3.ii) The advertised product never hits shelves, as Microsoft decides that to 'give better value' to the customer, 'certain desired features will be intergrated into Microsoft Application Suites A, B and-or C'
Of course, current users of A-B-C will have to upgrade, and users of Compebreastor Product A are now obliged to purchase a whole suite, to get the features their standalone product offered them.
Since we know MS loves 'converting' compebreastor formats into their own locked down formats, you can discount any real backwards compatibility, you might get your records from Compebreastor Aintothe MS product, but of course exportingoutof that format will cause you to 'lose certain formatting and features'
Here's a test, take an Office 97 document, load it into Word 2003, now save it as Office 97 format (if you can, 2k had this capability, I hope 2k3 would too), without changing anything.
Open the two 'versions' of the same document, supposedly no changes in Office 97, they are NOT the same.