This is a discussion on Re: [News] [Rival] Microsoft: If We Can't Beat Them We Buy Them ($1.2 Billion Acquisition) - Linux ; ____/ [H]omer on Friday 11 January 2008 12:48 : \____ > Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly: > >> ,----[ Quote ] >> | Microsoft has warned Google to steer clear of corporate search, >> | ...
____/ [H]omer on Friday 11 January 2008 12:48 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> ,----[ Quote ]
>> | Microsoft has warned Google to steer clear of corporate search,
>> | declaring that the market is "our house"....
>> | "Those people are not going to be allowed to take food off our plate,
>> | ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
>> | because that is what they are intending to do."
> I'm confused. Isn't capitalism supposed to be all about Free Market
> Enterprise? Am I mistaken, or did Microsoft just demand their right
> to operate a monopoly? I think there can be no doubt from the above
> quote; that Microsoft think, talk and behave exactly like gangsters.
Just look a few weeks back...
Domino: The Netherlands
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| It is hard to believe, but Heise reports that Microsoft was threatening the
| Dutch government to sue it before the European Court of Juctice which would
| be a competition case. Â*
Like a disgraceful abusive monopoly. Classic.
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| There is some good humour in the announcement too - from the Redmond based
| owner of much of the worldâs Intellectual Monopoly:
| Â* Â* âŚ he said the company [Microsoft] was worried about and opposed other
| Â* Â* aspects of the Dutch policy, especially the provision that agencies
| Â* Â* should prefer open source. Â*
| Â* Â* âWe think itâs not in the best interest of the wider software market to
| Â* Â* single out one model for endorsement like this,â he said.
| HUH? What is the âwider software marketâ he is referring to? Oh, of course
| itâs theirsâŚ What complete twaddle. Why canât they just say âwe donât like it
| because we are going to lose businessâ. Or even better, make improved
| products that compete on a level playing field? Why spin their message with
| such meaningless drivel that it only exacerbates our bad opinion of them? Â* Â*
That last sentence sez it all, don't it?
~~ Best of wishes
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