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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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