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SubjectRe: [OFFTOPIC]: MS Porting Office to Linux?
On Sat, 13 Mar 1999, Dave Cinege wrote:

> "Richard B. Johnson" wrote:
> >
> > If Bill Gates did anything different his stockholders might fire him.
>
> Good luck getting the votes, as he the the largest holder.

AFIK he has just over 50%.

> > 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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