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General Chat Thread, Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ? in General; An interesting thread on slashdot here: http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/...3/019241.shtml The OP is pure flaimbait and most of the awnsers are slightly biased, ...
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    Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    An interesting thread on slashdot here:
    http://ask.slashdot.org/askslashdot/...3/019241.shtml

    The OP is pure flaimbait and most of the awnsers are slightly biased, but some interesting points being made nonetheless
    800+ posts :-/

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    There's also a similar sort of thread on the Linux Format forum.

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    I do not hate MS, i think they are a good company, and if it was not for them i do not think we would see a PC in as many places as we do today.

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    Its the not fact that I don't like Microsoft but I dislike some of their business practises.

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    Well said richard - totally agree

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    Especially their recent FUD against linux and open source in general, what a load of crap that was.

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    I hate them for never making another Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix game.

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    I hate the way they try and kill or buy the opposition by bringing out their own version of something that already exists. I can only think that they do this for world domination, because as a business let's face it they don't need the money.

    It seems like it's a case of we'll do it because when can but we'll also charge the earth for it while we are at it!

    That business with the supposed infringement of interlectual property rights regarding Linux really shows how under handed Microsoft are when trying to pull the carpet from under those that don't pay for their OS in order to use their PC.

    The only disadvantage of Open Source is of course that Microsoft will be able to scrutinise the inner workings of an OS such as Linux and build most if not all of the functionality into their latest bastard creation which is Vista!

    Rant over!
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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    Having said that though Microsoft are not the only Company guilty of exploitation as Alexei Pajetnov (The creator of Tetris) was screwed over by Nintendo in the early 90's.

    That man was supposed to be a millionairre but was screwed over after Nintendo bought the rights to his game for peanuts.

    Having said that though, Microsoft were nice enough to poach him and offer him a job!


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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    I hate them for never making another Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix game.
    That wasn't Microsoft but Microprose :-)

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    i don't like the fact that my children are being taught almost exclusively on Microsoft systems and are not being told that anything else exists

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    I think it's the old Hitler world domination thing. Mr Gates has succeeded where Hitler failed.

    Almost complete control of the worlds computers, and every new OS increases the stranglehold.

    And the gaul of the company, they don't innovate, they imitate, and where they don't imitate, they create "standards" that no-one else can comply with because they'd be in breach if copyright. Just look at Internet Explorer, only follows the standards for webbrowsers by accident!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WITCH
    i don't like the fact that my children are being taught almost exclusively on Microsoft systems and are not being told that anything else exists
    I'm lucky in that when my daughter comes to stay with me and she wants to use a computer then I only let her either my mac or my linux box. She can use Windows at ther mother mothers. The problem is when her school complains that she doesn't like using their pc's.

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    Quote Originally Posted by riedquat
    Quote Originally Posted by Jake
    I hate them for never making another Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix game.
    That wasn't Microsoft but Microprose :-)
    Hehe..you have restored my faith in us oldschool gamers, glad you noticed my little joke

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    Re: Why Does everybody hate Microsoft ?

    You can thank EA and the FIA for that. EA bought the exclusive rights to make official F1 games, noone else gets a lookin :|

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