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by Franki

This post at news.com is interesting in that it reveals that Microsoft is planning to tackle spyware. Apparently big Bill has suffered from it himself.

No mention of the fact that much of the problem with spyware stems from Microsoft’s deplorable security, but that’s kinda to be expected really.

Ok, so they killed Netscape by releasing Internet Explorer as part of Windows, now they are in trouble for trying to put Real Networks and the like out of business by tying Media player into Windows and then all manner of commercial programs into media player. In other words, they are using Windows to push their version of every application onto the public and then when they get busted for it, they claim that it can’t be taken back out because its miraculously become irreparably entwined in Windows. Oh, and they have anti-virus plans as well. Doesn’t it seem odd to anyone else that the will likely end up profiting from their own lack of security?

Good scam don’t you think?

What I find most ironic is the latest news, that Microsoft are claiming that Windows in Europe will be more expensive then normal Windows because they had to remove media player, and yet they just spent millions making a limited version of Windows that they are releasing in 3rd world countries for around $35 bucks a pop.

I think Judge Jackson had the right idea when he wanted to split Microsoft into two pieces, operating system, and everything else. He proposed the only solution that would have put them on equal footing with their competition, and yet he was overruled and Microsoft instead got a slap on the wrist.

Regards

Franki








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