Re: Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

From: Ben Ford (
Date: Sun Jul 01 2001 - 18:50:44 EST

Paul Mundt wrote:

>On Sun, Jul 01, 2001 at 01:35:24PM -0400, Adam Schrotenboer wrote:
>>So as a user you are free to not use M$ products.
>>What if you are IT. Then you do not have a choice.
>You always have a choice, work elsewhere. If you're in a position where you're
>working with MS products, you were the one who made the decision to do so.
>MS is not at fault, claiming so is childish.

Name a single tech company anywhere in the world that doesn't have to
deal with microsoftisms.

[ . . . ]

>>When Win95 came out, I finally got to hate M$. Then I discovered Linux
>>and now I have a great dislike for M$ and their products.
>This makes absolutely no sense. You didn't have a problem with MS originally,
>but as soon as Win95 came out you instantly hated them? A few issues with an
>OS are hardly valid grounds for "hating" a company.
>Also, I don't see how once you discovered Linux your hatred for MS grew. This
>also makes very little sense. If you were sitting there using MS products of
It makes perfect sense to me. Take my family as an example. My wife
used Windows because she didn't know anything else existed. She crashed
and rebooted quite frequently and never knew there was an alternative.
 Then she met me and was rather astounded that I hadn't rebooted my
machine in months. Now she hates Microsoft because she realizes what
bullshit she went through.

[ . . . ]

>Oh please, next you'll be blaming world hunger on MS because third world
>countries can't afford licenses of win2k.

Well, when you realize that Bill Gates (not MS, just Bill Gates
personally) has enough money to give every person in the world $10 out
of his pocket, then you see this argument in a different light.

(Disclaimer: This statistic was from 2 or 3 years ago. I don't know
what the figures are now.)

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