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“As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours.”

--Bill Gates



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Summary: Microsoft is again pretending that it does not tolerate the very same practice it thrived in; Pequot-Microsoft story returns

Microsoft recently signed some deals [1, 2] in the UAE, which it had been exploiting for a long while [1, 2]. Dumping is a form of abuse, too.



These deals are not enough for Microsoft, which breaks down in (crocodile) tears and attacks partners, as usual.

Complaints filed by Microsoft Gulf led to raids on resellers in the UAE and the confiscation of pirated software, the company said.

During the last month, five anti-piracy raids took place in Dubai and Sharjah and resulted in the confiscating of software CDs and personal computers and laptops loaded with pirated copies of Microsoft software.


A few days ago we explained why Microsoft is being extremely dishonest here. Speaking of dishonesty, the Pequot scandal is back in the news and it involves Microsoft. From Bloomberg:

The ex-Pequot Capital Management Inc. employee now at the center of a U.S. insider-trading probe told his therapist that the hedge-fund firm fired him in 2001 after he stopped delivering secret information on Microsoft Corp., the psychologist said in a deposition.


We also wrote about this in [1, 2].

“If they’re going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else”

--Jeff Raikes, former Microsoft Business Group president

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