Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Microsoft Bart Eppenauer, Microsoft's chief patent guy, in an interview with The Verge: "We believe our patent laws have served the country very well." Loosely translated, this reads: "This system that gives me my six-figure income and is a fine anti-competitive tool for my company have served me and my company well, the damage to the industry be damned."
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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by bassbeast on Thu 8th Nov 2012 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
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How EXACTLY is this idealistic? Remember Vista? Remember how they sank nearly a billion bucks trying to sell it and it bombed HARD?

You CAN affect a large corp like MSFT, if we geeks get together and say "It sucks!" then all those around us don't buy, and that is that. Look at the figures MSFT was "bragging" about with Win 8, they spent 2 BILLION in ads and sold 4 MILLION in licenses, that is $500 for every $40 sale...yeah, great job MSFT, way to wash the stink of Vista down the drain!

So YES Mr Holwerda we CAN make a large corp like MSFT take notice. No we won't get anybody to switch to Linux, because lets face it there is serious issues with that OS that the devs won't fix, but we can at least force a company like MSFT to change course, because no customers equals no money.

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