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Really Microsoft, really?

By jmgarvin ·
http://www.computerworlduk.com/community/blogs/index.cfm?entryid=2824&blogid=14

I can't even comment on the stupidity that is coming out of the MS PR department.

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Worse.

by boxfiddler Moderator In reply to Really Microsoft, really?

How many dimmies will go along with it should it get past dialogue into political action?

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I think that is totally dependent on

by jck In reply to Worse.

How much "support" that "think tanks" can "acquire" for "securing the services" of current congressional members after their tenure on Capitol Hill.

i.e.- I think it will depend on how much money can be packed into a SIG or PAC for a Senator or Rep to be "paid" after they leave office.

I think that will determine it. Not the battle over right vs. wrong.

Next thing you know, Microsoft will want us to pay for Bob not working out. :^0

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You think

by TonytheTiger In reply to I think that is totally d ...

Next thing you know, Microsoft will want us to pay for Bob not working out.

you didn't?

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Nope.

by jck In reply to You think

I avoided Bob. Thank God.

I used Program Mangler for years, then I eventually bought a PC with Windows 98 on it.

I later got PCs from other people that had Windows 95 B and C, but I never bought Windows 95.

I never even used Bob that I remember.

I was more comfortable with Windows 95 and 98, since they looked so much like IBM OS/2 Warp. :^0

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Since Bob lost money

by TonytheTiger In reply to Nope.

that loss was recouped through subsequent sales of other products.

It's just like a grocery store. If kids frequently shoplift candy bars, the owner doesn't just raise the price of candy to offset the loss, he raises the price of everything.

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We can only hope the MS lobby is nixed by the ISP lobby

by jmgarvin In reply to I think that is totally d ...

I really see a deadlock here. I can't imagine that MS and various ISPs will see eye to eye on this. Plus, how would you control every flavor of OS? Also, what about the various online services that gaming consoles offer? How would that work?

bah...just another marketer, with no technical idea.

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jm

by jck In reply to Really Microsoft, really?

It's amazing, isn't it?

I wonder just how much money MS is investing right now with "think tanks" and stuff to get the ears of Congressional members.

They pass an internet tax, I am moving to Canada or something.

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I'll be in Oz, where it is warmer...

by jmgarvin In reply to jm

I figure the Aussie want a fat, dumb American to move down there ;-)

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Microsoft = greed, I discussed this not too long ago

by jfuller05 In reply to Really Microsoft, really?

http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=326825&tag=content;leftCol

edit for title

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My ISP...

by TonytheTiger In reply to Really Microsoft, really?

"his model could work to fight computer viruses, too, he said. When a computer user allows malware to run on his computer, "you're not just accepting it for yourself, you're contaminating everyone around you," he said."

The idea that Internet service providers might somehow step up in the fight against malware is not new. The problem, however, is cost. "


... already does this... if they detect a computer attempting the usual to propagate malware, they close down the node until the subscriber proves that the problem is fixed.

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