I have a feeling that Microsoft will start sending out bugs to break Windows XP and say that it's broken because it isn't anymore. Of course that won't be until 2014 but, nevertheless this is the kind of company that Microsoft has always been so what's new about MS....Oh -- what's new is that people are actually beginning to catch on to the gimmicks that Microsoft has always used in duping the businesses around the world that if they don't upgrade to a new MS OS -- that for some reason their documents will cease to be documents or that their databases will cease to be databases. A bit of extreme analogy -- but, you get my drift. Or Microsoft has threatened the security of its own security and forced companies to upgrade by saying - well, Microsoft isn't supporting you anymore with you old stuff -- so if you don't upgrade -- well, your destiny is on your own head.
Since 1993 there has been basic UNIX and Linux that will do databases, spread sheets and documents and in most cases better security. In todays market -- those almost free products are equal to or exceed Microsofts performance, security and support. There is no longer any reason to be ripped off paying 300% or should I say more like 300x the true value of what is received from Microsoft. People as well as businesses who buy into the Microsoft hype and throw away good money for cheap value products are not all there. In other words -- a bit stupid. Arrogant in being able to make poor decisions about software tools. You know -- the person who has enough education to go apply for a business license to start and build a business -- but, not educated enough to be in the know about the tools available for that business to use in the ways of softwares and software support. Microsoft feeds off these kinds peoples and businesses and doesn't bother looking back.
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