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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC]: MS Porting Office to Linux?
"Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
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> If Bill Gates did anything different his stockholders might fire him.

Good luck getting the votes, as he the the largest holder.

> This is a good business decision and is designed to protect the interests
> of Microsoft stockholders. It has nothing to do with what is good/bad
> or indifferent about the software itself.

Horse shit.

Let me do a quick condensed review of the last 20 years of the PC regarding M$:

MS sees a peice of technology as a threat to their monopoly.
They try to muscle in and kill it.
If they can't kill it, they buy it.
If they can't buy it, they infiltrate and attempt to seize control of it.

> In fact, it is good for the Personal Computer Industry itself. Soon
> the CAD packages that __must__ use Windows, will be ported to Linux as

And I'm sure M$ will have it set up with some propritary windouche
GUI kit that effectivly gives them complete control. DON'T THINK FOR A
SECOND THIS IS NOT THE PLAN, IF IN FACT THEY ARE PORTING ANYTHING TO RUN ON
LINUX. They will do there damnest to slip things in that let's them lock
up the technology. That's the only way they have ever done business.

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