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SubjectRe: The latest Microsoft FUD. This time from BillG, himself.
On Sat, 30 Jun 2001, Dmitri Pogosyan wrote:

> Well, this is an old as world argument used to take your freedom away -
> 'law obeying citizens have nothing to fear'

except that you are opting in, by purchasing the product.

> Why not allow police to search your car at every moment they wish ?
> If you have nothing to hide, it is just a minor inconvenience, but how
> many criminals will be caught ! Let us put permanent roadblocks at
> every
> entrance to the cities !

microsoft != government. the us constitution only applies to government,
not private industries, and certainly wouldn't help you, in canada.

> And now I have to ask permission every time I put my own purchased CD in
> my computer and explain and prove that I'm not a pirate. Speak about
> living in freedom.

you purchased it, meaning you wanted it. nobody, except maybe your boss
made you buy it, and then you can always get a new job. you have as much
freedom as you want, don't use ms products if you don't like them.


"I promise you a police car on every sidewalk."
- M. Barry Mayor of Washington, DC

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