11.22.08

Prepare for the Steve Ballmer Deposition Following Crimes with Intel

Posted in Courtroom, Fraud, GNU/Linux, Hardware, Microsoft, Vista, Vista 7, Windows at 4:03 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Gavel

As background, and in order to reduce repetition, consider previous posts about the subject, notably:

Well, it seems final now. Microsoft’s CEO will be deposed, having been pretty much proven an involved party in this massive collusion, which helped Intel make billions of dollars at the expense of innocent customers who followed Microsoft’s fraudulent guidance.

A federal judge ordered Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to testify in a class-action lawsuit revolving around Microsoft’s marketing prior to the launch of its Windows Vista operating system.

This is also covered here. The litigators will hopefully tape this one and the plaintiffs share this too. It’s the victim’s (public) right to be made aware of all evidence.

IDG is covering this too. It shows that not only customers are pissed off; Microsoft has severely wounded its relationship with OEMs.

Microsoft Corp. asked a federal judge yesterday to end the class-action lawsuit that has been the source of a treasure trove of embarrassing insider e-mails that have showed the company bent to pressure from Intel Corp. and infuriated longtime partner Hewlett-Packard Co.

This may explain why Hewlett-Packard has proceeded to developing its own GNU/Linux distribution. It happened more recently, after the company had dumped Novell's SUSE as it should have [1, 2]. Like many others, H-P looks ahead and sees what’s coming. Vista 7 is just another scam and claims that it is thinner than its brother Vista might return Microsoft to the same trouble they face court for at the moment.

“People disagree with me. I just ignore them.”

Linus Torvalds, regarding the use of C++ for the Linux kernel.

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7 Comments

  1. pcolon said,

    November 22, 2008 at 4:45 pm

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    - Like many others, H-P looks ahead and sees what’s coming. Vista 7

    One of the previous posts in LINKS pointed to a Preston Gralla post:
    http://blogs.computerworld.com/what_the_vista_junk_pc_suit_means_for_windows_7_netbooks
    where he says, “What will happen when Windows 7 netbooks hit the market? Will they run all of Windows 7′s features, or be partially crippled, as were the “Vista Capable” PCs?”

    It seems that ASUS is upping the hardware to be able to run VISTA-7. Steven Sinofsky, Senior Vice President of Windows and Windows Live, showed off Windows 7 on an ASUS Eee PC
    “This one is a 1 gigabyte ram, 16 gig SSD, it’s got an Atom dual-core chip in it, 1.6 gigahertz, and it’s running full Windows. So you don’t have to go down-level, you don’t need anything stripped down, this is a full Windows experience on this PC.”

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 22, 2008 at 4:48 pm

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    That’s a Monsterbook, not a Netbook. Preston Gralla was not the only one pointing out this possibility. Mary Jo Foley did so too.

  3. pcolon said,

    November 22, 2008 at 5:08 pm

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    Currently there is a co-worker who has an eee1000 running Debian SID/Lenny with Compiz. All the apps load quickly and has stretching, twisting cubes, singing, animated icons; enough eye candy to make a diabetic go into a visual coma.

  4. Dan O'Brian said,

    November 22, 2008 at 8:01 pm

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    Are you aware that Novell employee the author and paid for much of the development of Compiz?

    You should tell your friend to uninstall it, otherwise he’s infected with Novell taint.

    (I’m being sarcastic and mocking your hypocrisy in case you couldn’t tell)

  5. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 22, 2008 at 8:09 pm

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    Care to discuss the article? Is ad hominem easier now that your beloved Microsoft/Novell is in ruins?

  6. Dan O'Brian said,

    November 22, 2008 at 9:56 pm

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    How is what I said an ad hominem attack?

    I’m also not interested in defending Microsoft.

  7. Roy Schestowitz said,

    November 23, 2008 at 4:11 am

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    How is what I said an ad hominem attack?

    You’re a clever guy. You can spot it. ;-)

    I’m also not interested in defending Microsoft.

    Voluntarily or not, you have that effect.

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