Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jul 2009 12:51 UTC
Microsoft I'm sure most of you are aware of the advertisements going back and forth between Apple and Microsoft. Apple started out with the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campiagn, and Microsoft responded - after a long wait - with the "Laptop Hunters" ads. Recently, Apple made some price cuts, and according to Microsoft, the Cupertino company's lawyers contacted Microsoft, demanding they take down the ads.
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by troy.w.banther on Sat 18th Jul 2009 17:29 UTC
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2008-06-28

Lawyers don't make social calls.

Lawyers sent 'cease and desist' letters if they know they have a case.

My instincts are is someone at Microsoft got seriously pranked or is pulling a prank.

After that, some media outlets sucked it up for lack of better news.

As a Linux, OS X and Windows server administrator, I say Microsoft should get out of the hardware, browser and electronics markets. It should focus on its core - its server and client operating system.

If I was offered $700 by Microsoft, I would purchase a $400 PC laptop, put Linux on it and then put the rest in the bank for my next Mac Mini.

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