Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Sep 2010 20:57 UTC
Microsoft Who said a public outcry - even if it's just on the internet - never helped anyone? Yesterday, we reported on The New York Times' findings that Microsoft lawyers were taking part in raids on opposition groups in Russia. Today, Microsoft has announced a number of steps to fix the situation - the most significant of which is a unilateral software license extended to all NGOs in Russia and several other countries.
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I think it says a lot about the 'alternatives' when people would en-masse rather pirate the pay version than even CONSIDER running the alleged 'free ones'.

While I very, very rarely agree with our very own troll deathshadow this I do kinda agree with. With Linux every time I use it there is either this or that wrong and needs workarounds, and it's getting annoying.

I just installed Linux on my new desktop yesterday and instantly ran to a problem: I couldn't set my resolution to the native one used by my display. I had to go tussle around in xorg.conf and add a 'Virtual' line in there for it to start working. Such a really god damn stupid issue that I don't understand why is there even need for such.

I know who were pirating XP tried 7, shrugged their shoulders and said "You know, I'd be willing to pay money for this"

I used to use Linux daily for all kinds of things. Nowadays I find myself using 7 and rarely even booting to Linux anymore. Knowing Microsoft's track record it kind of tickles me in the wrong way but I have to admit: 7 feels more stable than Linux :S

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