[News] [Rival] More 'Windows Drugs' for the Poor
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Microsoft to Increase Focus on Handsets for Poor
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| It's a subtle change from the past now that Craig Mundie, chief research and
| strategy officer at Microsoft, has taken over the company's Unlimited
| Potential Group, which focuses on the developing world.
The Unlimited Addiction Group is about getting people dependent on Windows,
especially where Free software gets adopted. It's an unethical program
intended to identity areas of competition for Microsoft and then dumping
dependencies onto them. The groups leader recently ditched the company. No
Governments Must Reject Gates' $3 Bid to Addict Next Billion PC Users
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| "Microsoft's strategy of getting developing nations hooked on its
| software was clearly outlined by Bill Gates almost a decade ago," said
| Con Zymaris, CEO of long-standing open source firm Cybersource.
| Specifically, Bill Gates, citing China as an example, said:
| Â* "Although about 3 million computers get sold every year in China, but
| Â* people don't pay for the software," he said. "Someday they will, though.
| Â* As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours.
| Â* They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to
| Â* collect sometime in the next decade."
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