posted by camo on Tue 12th Feb 2008 04:03
Conversations Having a good think last night about this very question. Apart from the obvious 'money spending answers', what would you change about their software (Windows especially), licensing issues, etc, and would you open source it?

Personally, the first thing I would do was to get rid of windows activation (grrrr..) and relax the license to allow for use on more than one computer, but only on computers that the licensed user owns (or maybe family owned computers), and only for non-commercial-use.

Would I open source Windows? Not at first, but I would open source Windows after seeing the pitchforks and torches of the shareholders as they break down my fence chanting <insert profanity here> as my last dying wish.
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Let me add that I would change work enviroment at Microsoft something close to japanese companies with respect for company, it's employees would be one big family and competition inside the company would increase. This would lead to better innovation and team members would work harder. But althought I'm not sure if this would apply to american company which is being held together by force.

My changes would propably make microsoft go bankcrupt. You know what happened in Soviet Union? When you gave freedom they broke free from it and when there was only one member nation left even it abadoned it and it ceaced to exists.

Soviet Union exists still on paper but it doesn't have any member nations. If one nation would join it it would be resurected at that instant.

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