EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

10.20.11

Links – Deranged noises and damage from a Dying Microsoft. Corruption all around.

Posted in Site News at 10:44 pm by Guest Editorial Team

Reader’s Picks

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

5 Comments

  1. Michael said,

    October 20, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Gravatar

    A dying MS?

    LOL! Pick a date when you think they will fold.

    Amazing… just amazing.

    twitter Reply:

    In 2008 or so, I thought they would go under in about five years. An Enron type fiasco this year would not surprise me. Their survival beyond two years without massive government assistance would. Thanks for asking.

    Michael Reply:

    Thanks for responding. Seriously. OK, so let’s see if MS is around in two years.

    Hint: they will be.

    But I have full confidence you will have your excuses all lined up. :)

    So tell me, what form of government assistance are you thinking? A direct bailout?

    twitter Reply:

    Microsoft already receives lots of direct and indirect government money and protection they don’t deserve but I don’t current supports are sufficient. As I pointed out above, Microsoft has already requested and received indirect bail out money. Microsoft has also benefited from massive government purchases and official US trade policy which unjustly put the company above other US companies and citizen’s liberty. Microsoft has also been expert at leveraging other unjust monopolies, such as phone and cable lines. Finally, Microsoft’s business model has long been protected by unjust copyright laws which absurdly punish people for copying malicious, binary files that will never enter the public domain. Microsoft would not exist without all of these protections at the rest of our expense, but even that is not enough to keep them around. I expect them to ask for more secret bail out money and finally be forced to ask for a direct bail out based on national security, balance of trade or some other nonsense. If enough public money is sent to them, the failure can be put off. If the US makes Windows mandatory for network connection they will last even longer. The Windows 8 Logo Program, which turns computers into jails that only run Microsoft approved software, will destroy the last remaining Microsoft partners without strong government mandates.

    Michael Reply:

    FUD:
    —–
    Microsoft already receives lots of direct and indirect government money and protection they don’t deserve but I don’t current supports are sufficient. As I pointed out above, Microsoft has already requested and received indirect bail out money.
    —–
    Your link does not show MS getting a penny in bailout money from the government. Not one penny.

    They do get tax breaks which are insane… but you did not even point to that!

    FUD:
    —–
    Microsoft has also benefited from massive government purchases and official US trade policy which unjustly put the company above other US companies and citizen’s liberty.
    —–
    Any company which sells a product gets money from the purchases! The US government has no obligation to follow the desires of Stallman’s cult.

    FUD:
    —–
    Microsoft has also been expert at leveraging other unjust monopolies, such as phone and cable lines. Finally, Microsoft’s business model has long been protected by unjust copyright laws which absurdly punish people for copying malicious, binary files that will never enter the public domain.
    —–
    IP laws are not the issue here. You talked about MS getting a bailout… not IP laws not being to your liking (or mine).

    FUD:
    —–
    Microsoft would not exist without all of these protections at the rest of our expense, but even that is not enough to keep them around.
    —–
    You flat out made this up. Just out of nowhere.

    FUD:
    —–
    I expect them to ask for more secret bail out money and finally be forced to ask for a direct bail out based on national security, balance of trade or some other nonsense. If enough public money is sent to them, the failure can be put off. If the US makes Windows mandatory for network connection they will last even longer.
    —–
    This borders on paranoid.

    FUD:
    —–
    The Windows 8 Logo Program, which turns computers into jails that only run Microsoft approved software, will destroy the last remaining Microsoft partners without strong government mandates.
    —–
    And this crosses the line into full blown paranoia.

What Else is New


  1. Links 22/12/2014: GNU/Linux at Sky News, Another Tizen Camera

    Links for the day



  2. IRC Proceedings: November 30th, 2014 – December 20th, 2014

    Many IRC logs



  3. Links 21/12/2014: China and Linux, GNOME Shell 3.15.3

    Links for the day



  4. The New Age of Games for UNIX/Linux But Not for Windows, Microsoft is Openwashing Windows-Only Games

    The world is moving to GNU- and Linux-powered platforms, so Microsoft withdraws GNU/Linux support from games it buys and starts openwashing its Windows-only games



  5. Microsoft Essentially Sends Malware to Windows and Bricks It

    Microsoft is once again bricking Vista 7, demonstrating lack of reliability or very low quality programming



  6. Microsoft Lays Off Staff, Cheapens Labour as More Companies Are Dumping Microsoft's Lock-in, NSA-Friendly Services, and Windows

    A look at some of Microsoft's latest woes, including an appeal for cheaper labour amid decrease in business



  7. Links 19/12/2014: Robolinux 7.7.1 LXDE, Red Hat Thriving

    Links for the day



  8. Another Microsoft Partner Markets Linux FUD Using Logo, Name, and Lies

    Microsoft's partner Alert Logic is trying to label a feature of Linux a security flaw and even makes marketing buzz for it



  9. Redmonk is Spreading Black Duck's Anti-GPL Talking Points After Payments From Black Duck, Microsoft

    CBS' ZDNet spreads the GNU-hostile narrative which comes from Redmonk, funded by Microsoft and Black Duck, citing Black Duck, which also comes from Microsoft and is a partner of Microsoft



  10. 'Good' Software Patents From EA Show Cases Where DRM is a Patent Infringement

    Where two evils collide the public benefits, or how some software patents discourage the use of DRM



  11. Richard Stallman: What Does It Mean for Your Computer to Be Loyal?

    New article from Richard Stallman



  12. Links 18/12/2014: LinuxQuestions.org Polls, Fedora for POWER

    Links for the day



  13. Links 16/12/2014: Google and ODF, Civilization: Beyond Earth Comes to GNU/Linux

    Links for the day



  14. Bill Gates' Pet Troll Intellectual Ventures is Collapsing as Founder Quits

    Intellectual Ventures founder leaves after an exceptionally large round of layoffs, despite [cref 77299 recent subsidies from Sony and Microsoft]



  15. Keeping Software Patents Out of Europe Following the Demise of Software Patents in the US

    Instability in the EPO seemingly prevents further expansion of patent scope, which is the subject of scrutiny of EPO staff



  16. Links 15/12/2014: OSI 2014 Annual Report, GPLv2 Court Test

    Links for the day



  17. Links 14/12/2014: Calligra 2.9 Beta, Krita 2.9 Beta

    Links for the day



  18. Software Patents Are Dying in the US, But Patent Lawyers Refuse to Admit It

    Patent lawyers continue to distort the reality of software patents' demise in the United States



  19. Links 13/12/2014: Android Wear “Lollipop”, European Commission and FOSS

    Links for the day



  20. Time to Take Microsoft Out of British Aviation Before Planes Crash Into Buildings

    London's mighty Heathrow Airport among those affected by a Microsoft-reliant air traffic control system which is not being able to properly recover from an outage, and not for the first time either



  21. News From France and Germany: Battistelli Under Fire, But Not Fired Yet, Just Firing His Opposition

    The régime headed by Benoît Battistelli and his criminal deputy continues to overthrow or pressure out everyone who is not 'loyal' to the régime



  22. Links 12/12/2014: Linux++, KDE Frameworks 5.5.0, Calligra 2.8.7

    Links for the day



  23. The USPTO is Broken: New Evidence Presented

    The scope of patents, as evidenced by some statistical figures and individual patents, shows that the USPTO is broken and must be reformed or dismantled



  24. US Patent Reform (on Trolls Only) More or Less Buried or Ineffective

    An update on efforts to reform the patent system in the United States, including the possibly imminent appointment of Michelle Lee to USPTO leadership role



  25. Software Patents in Canada Not Dead Yet

    Canada's patent status quo increasingly like that of the United States and Canadian giants like BlackBerry now pose a threat to software developers



  26. Dreaming of a Just Christmas: When a Third of EPO Walks Out to Revolt and European Judges Attack the EPO Over Abuses

    Information about the abuses of Battistelli et al. at the EPO are finally receiving wider coverage and increasing the strain on Battistelli's authoritarian reign



  27. Links 11/12/2014: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1 Beta, Firefox 35 Plans

    Links for the day



  28. Ubuntu Core Announcement is Not About Microsoft and Hosting Ubuntu on Azure is Worse Than Stupid

    The power of media spin makes the idea of hosting Free software under the control of an NSA PRISM and back doors partner seem alluring



  29. France Gets Involved in Battistelli's Abuses in the EPO - Part XII (Updated)

    The EPO scandal has officially spilled over to France, where a French Senator got involved and starts asking serious questions



  30. Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO

    The European patent system is shaking as management breaks the rules, staff is protesting against the management every week, and charges of corruption resurface


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts