02.08.09

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Slated Lists Microsoft Sins and Offences

Posted in Antitrust, Asia, Courtroom, Finance, Fraud, GNU/Linux, Google, Intellectual Monopoly, ISO, Microsoft, OLPC at 10:31 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

  • Illegally shooting antelope.
  • Throwing chairs and profanities at employees who leave for Google.
  • Selling towels and soda machines to survive a financial crisis.
  • Making false accusations.
  • Bleeding their victims dry in litigation.
  • Tax evasion.
  • Harvesting other companies’ products, then transforming them into slop in an inept attempt to “integrate” them with all their other assimilated warez.
  • Burning people’s houses down, and killing babies, with faulty electrical components, then blaming the victims for not knowing about the recall notice, and demanding they pay the legal fees, whilst challenging the validity of claiming a dead baby represents any kind of “loss”.
  • Scratching Xbox games discs, then denying liability, whilst secretly acknowledging it.
  • Sabotaging charities for fun and profit.
  • Bricking Xboxes with poor ventilation, resulting in a Red Ring of Death, then denying warranty repairs to the victims.
  • Shrugging their shoulders as Xbox Live accounts get stolen.
  • Pretending to be the police by demanding to audit other companies’ books, if they dare to refuse to renew Windows/Office licenses.
  • Infecting the world with a million+ viruses.
  • Missing the boat on essential technologies, declaring them to be insignificant, then running around like headless chickens trying to catch up after everyone else has adopted those technologies, whilst claiming that was the plan all along, pretending to have invented that technology, applying for patents on it, assimilating it, perverting it into something proprietary and/or encumbered to Microsoft, then denying everyone else access to that technology.
  • Dumping products at a loss in order to destroy competition.
  • Getting letters of support from dead bodies.
  • Inextricably integrating a Web browser into their OS, in order to try to win the browser standards war.
  • Bribing ISO delegates to vote in their favour.
  • Bribing Nigerian education suppliers to wipe Linux from schoolkids’ laptops.
  • Bribing bloggers with laptops to provide favourable reviews for Vista.
  • Talking and behaving like drug dealers.
  • Blackmailing OEMs to exclude competing products.
  • Running smear campaigns against ISO chairmen who don’t support them.
  • Hiring proxies to attack critics.
  • Hiring Munchkins to discredit competing products.
  • Hiring astroturfers to do damage limitations for Microsoft by proxy.
  • Hiring analysts to lie in Microsoft’s favour.
  • Creating fake grass-roots organisations to support Microsoft’s agenda.
  • Creating shell companies to litigate against their competition by proxy.
  • Trying to compete with the world’s most beautifully designed digital media player, by producing something which looks and behaves like a rectangular turd, even to the point of actually being coloured brown (initially).
  • Producing a spreadsheet application which can’t actually calculate anything accurately, but which subsequently forms the basis of nearly every business’ office in the world, thus dooming mankind to years of worthless and untrustworthy accounts.
  • Hypocritically claiming “IP” infringement, whilst basing their entire business empire on stolen property.
  • Breeding an entire generation of toner-monkeys, due to them being taught “Microsoft” instead of “computing” at school.
  • Destroying American jobs with cheap, foreign labour, by bribing politicians to extend the H1-B visa program, then making their indigenous workforce redundant instead if immigrant workers, at the first sign of financial trouble.
  • Using India as a software engineering sweat-shop.
  • Poisoning Free Software with patent-encumbered garbage, with the eager help of FOSS traitors.

Credit: Slated

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5 Comments

  1. John Smith said,

    February 8, 2009 at 10:35 pm

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    I am worried for your mental health – this reads like an obsessive -compulsive. Relax, lose the obsession. Get a life.

  2. Roy Schestowitz said,

    February 8, 2009 at 11:16 pm

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    I did not write it (see credits), but it’s new and it’s factual.

  3. amd-linux said,

    February 9, 2009 at 2:06 am

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    John,

    the sound of your comment is, to me, an offensive one, you sound like a troll. However, there is a little bit truth in it – there should be more people to shoulder this MS investigation and coverage.

    Regarding obsession – well, if Linus or RMS would not have been obessed with their ideas, even if Gates would not have been obsessed with his “Windows needs to rule the world and all human beings” idea, we would neither have FOSS and Linux nor entered into the Dark Age of IT with Windows (which we now seem to leave….)

    So obsession to a minor degree is not only fine but necessary if you want to change something.

  4. Jose_X said,

    February 9, 2009 at 2:33 am

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    I’ve found that it is difficult to compete against “obsessive -compulsive[s]” in their areas of interest.

    Think about an Olympic athlete. Who the heck would get up day after day after day and add so many hours of such dedication to a single item? There are sacrifices after sacrifices. They live very abnormal lives.

    Humans are strange creatures.

  5. Needs Sunlight said,

    February 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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    @John – ease up with the personal attacks. Roy does good work and further in this case he’s simply linking.

    Sadly too many people project their own values onto MSFTers and then go into denial or shutdown under overload when presented with even a fraction of the legal and moral transgressions.

    Removing MS and its executives would see a great evil of this world will be removed. Other evils there are that may come; for Gates is himself but a servant or emissary. However, that doesn’t mean that what he and his cohorts have been doing is not harmful. Pick a metric — it’s that evil.

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