I must apologize... 10094
I must apologize... 10095
That was Hiatachi's decision. If the illegally-maintained monopoly didn't REQUIRE Hitachi not to put it on there, Be might still be around...
On Mon, 01 Aug 2005 11:11:12 -0500, Erik Funkenbusch
What "riding"? M$ coerces OEMs and ISVs to *not* support and-or offer Linux with their products, plain and simple.
They blatantly go out of their way to prevent anyone from even trying Linux! Whose riding who? Seems to me that M$ is the one goal tending here.
Then they desseminate FUD and outright lies about Linux and OSS in attempts to buttbuttinate the quality of the software and also the character of the people that produce it!
I must apologize... 10096
On Tue, 02 Aug 2005 08:54:05 GMT, Sinister Midget Unlikely, especially since Be was giving BeOS away for free...
M$ is scared sh!tless of Linux and OSS, because they realize that it presents a clear and present threat to the gravy monopoly train they've been riding for the past generation that they put on track with backstabbing, theft and deception.
I must apologize... 10097
True or not, it wasn't a Be decision for putting them on machines. Sure, they might...
M$ products are relatively poor quality, and if placed head to head against alternatives like Linux-OSS on equal ground, they are consistently shown to be such. They know this, so all they have are their heavy handed tactics and FUD-slinging campaigns. Otherwise, why not just let it compete? If Linux-OSS were really as bad as they say, then why are they spending millions trying to tell people not to use it? If it were true, then people would find out for themselves soon enough.
C'mon Erik, you are not this gullible! That you support a corporation like that says alot about your character.
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