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Why M$?

By Bizzo ·
Just having a bit of a rant here, I'll go away shortly :)

I know that Microsoft is a huge corporate that screws money out of it's customers, but why do so many people in forums abbreviate it to M$?
Yes, I know it's a dollar sign. But why? Do they hate Microsoft that much? If so, are they still using windows?

What about Apple? Maybe I'll start calling them Appl?.

Goog?e?
?ahoo?
Cis?o?

or am I just being uncool now?

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Can't do that Bizzo

by Tig2 In reply to Why M$?

Apple can't be abbreviated as you've shown because they
aren't European based. If they were plural, you could say
"Apple$". But they aren't plural.

The same argument holds for Google and Yahoo but
Ci$co is a possibility.

It's all perception- Microsoft is thought to be money
grubbing, therefore the abbreviation.

I personally prefer to not use M$ as it tends to make a
person appear to be closed minded about Microsoft. Or
at least that is the perception I have heard.

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Well I for one don't hate M$ at all

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Why M$?

But I used to work Medical and as MS is a disease I find it unacceptable to infer that Microsoft is some kind of Incurable Disease.

Besides when I used MS as an Abbreviation for Microsoft I kept getting called to the Bureaucrats Offices to explain how the Computer System got Infected and what I planed to cure the problem.

M$ is just easier and in no way implies that Microsoft is anything but a company.

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Col

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