List of Microsoft Sins

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  • Illegally shooting antelope.[1]
  • Throwing chairs and profanities at employees who leave for Google.[2]
  • 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”.[3]
  • 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.[4][5]
  • Blackmailing OEMs to exclude competing products.
  • Running smear campaigns against ISO chairmen who don’t support them.[6]
  • 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.[7][8][9][10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12][13]
  • Using India as a software engineering sweat-shop.
  • Poisoning Free Software with patent-encumbered garbage, with the eager help of FOSS traitors.

Derived from this post

Also see: Microsoft Critique: Resources

[edit] References

  1. "MS exec's hunting trip: illegally chased and shot 4 antelopes". July 4, 2000. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2000/07/04/ms_execs_hunting_trip_illegally/. 
  2. "Ballmer Throws A Chair At "F*ing Google"". September 2, 2005. http://battellemedia.com/archives/001835.php. 
  3. "Microsoft Says Xbox 'Abuse' Led To Fire That Killed Baby". August 1, 2007. http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=201202289. 
  4. "A legal attack in Brazil". June 23, 2004. http://lwn.net/Articles/90619/. 
  5. "Brazil "just says 'No!'" to Microsoft". Sep. 15, 2004. http://www.desktoplinux.com/news/NS9000119646.html. 
  6. "Rethinking ODF leadership". May 06, 2009. http://blogs.technet.com/gray_knowlton/archive/2009/05/06/rethinking-odf-leadership.aspx. 
  7. http://www.openxmlcommunity.org
  8. http://openxmldeveloper.org/
  9. http://interopvendoralliance.org/
  10. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Office_Open_XML/Archive_7#What_is_the_standpoint_of_.22Open_XML_Developer.22_as_a_.22Microsoft-run.22_site_.3F.3F
  11. "Excel 2007 flunks some math problems". September 26, 2007. http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9039058/Excel_2007_flunks_some_math_problems. 
  12. "Microsoft Overpays Fired Workers, Asks For Refund". 23 Feb 2009. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/89631-Microsoft-Overpays-Fired-Workers-Asks-For-Refund. 
  13. "Fire foreign workers first: Rep Sen to Microsoft". January 25 2009. http://in.biz.yahoo.com/090125/50/6zczg.html. 
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