05.14.10

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Internet Explorer a Sign of Things to Come for Windows

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Microsoft, Security, Standard, Windows at 3:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Explorer sinking

What do Internet Explorer and Windows have in common?

Both come from Microsoft.

Both rely on illegal bundling for their survival.

Both are hostile towards standards.

Both are extremely notorious for security problems.

10 years ago it was inconceivable that Free software would sink Internet Explorer, which far too many Web sites depended on for compatibility.

Now we know that nothing is impossible. Microsoft already suffers from layoffs, major departures, dying/dead products, and financial perils.

Let’s just sit back and watch Microsoft sink. It will try to grab other boats with it, sinking them along with itself. That’s why dissociation from Microsoft is a survival skill, not intolerance.

Explorer from window

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  1. Danielh said,

    May 15, 2010 at 2:56 am

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    I think Microsoft is trying to place themselves in the same position as IBM, making money from research and development. But unlike IBM Microsoft hasnt had a novel idea in its whole existence. Everything we have seen so far has been patents on other peoples ideas and hard work. Those patents can be nice to have in a war chest but its nothing you will make boatloads of money on.

    Im personally just waiting for the first company taking Microsoft to task for their patent bullying of Linux. Its no wonder why Microsoft hates GPLv3 with such passion.

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