Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Aug 2005 22:00 UTC
Legal Andy Martin of The Committee to Fight Microsoft on Tuesday announced his intentions to block Microsoft from releasing its Windows Vista operating system. Martin intends to ask Microsoft for an unconditional warranty that the operating system is free of bugs that could result in security vulnerabilities. He argues that no company in America gets away with selling a "defective" product the way Microsoft does.
Thread beginning with comment 16334
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
Idiot
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 10th Aug 2005 08:29 UTC
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I really can't believe that people here actually support this fruitcake.

According to this guy's logic, I can sue politicians because they lie their assess off (maybe he should sue Bush and Blair because there weren't any weapons of mass destruction, even though they said so) ?

According to this guy's logic, I can also sue company X because they claim their new recipe made their product even tastier, while in fact I didn't notice a difference.

According to this guy's logic, I can sue everyone because everyone makes mistakes and produce lies!

What a total idiot.

Reply Score: 5

RE: Idiot
by pravda on Wed 10th Aug 2005 08:39 in reply to "Idiot"
pravda Member since:
2005-07-06

Under the US laws as they exist today, the guy is correct and you are wrong.

Look up the statutes for "truth in advertising" and "fraud".

For example, "fraud" --

"Intentionally deceiving another person and causing her to suffer a loss. Fraud includes lies and half-truths, such as selling a lemon and claiming "she runs like a dream."

Thus claiming that pies made in a factory with machine-produced trans-fats are "homemade" is fraudulent. It is not true. And yes, you can sue.

The US is a very corrupt country. The system has produced many laws to protect the customer and consumer. If each consumer/customer had the wealth to work his or her case through the legal system, there actually would be many politicians and companies in prison. However as the courts are not friendly to the poor, many issues never make it to court.

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE[2]: Idiot
by morgoth on Wed 10th Aug 2005 09:16 in reply to "RE: Idiot"
morgoth Member since:
2005-07-08

You are absolutely correct. And Thom - politicians are voted by the people, for the people. They *must* be responsible for their actions, or inactions. That is a *true* democratic society. If you believe otherwise, then that's your problem. Like most of the rest of the world, you are a sheep, nothing more, and nothing less. You jump when the politicians say jump, you even ask politely "how high would you like me to jump?". Pathetic.

The guy has a series of valid complaints, both against Microsoft, and the software industry in general. Just because you don't agree with it, doesn't mean he doesn't have valid points. Of course, we all know that OSnews.com staff are allowed to do what they want, don't we?

Dave

Reply Parent Score: 3

RE: Idiot
by ralph on Wed 10th Aug 2005 10:33 in reply to "Idiot"
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

Ah, the osnews staff wheiging in on the subject with yet an other noninflamatory, well thoughtout post.

"I really can't believe that people here actually support this fruitcake."
I really can't believe that an editor of this site is either unable or unwilling to read the posts by those people supporting "this fruitcake". You know, they pointed out why they thought he might have a point or two, calling him fruitcake doesn't make these points go away.

"According to this guy's logic, I can sue politicians because they lie their assess off (maybe he should sue Bush and Blair because there weren't any weapons of mass destruction, even though they said so) ?"
Nope, the "fruitcake" doesn't say anything about you being able to do that. And in case you didn't notice, there is a difference between a company selling a product and a politican.

"According to this guy's logic, I can also sue company X because they claim their new recipe made their product even tastier, while in fact I didn't notice a difference."
Nope. Yet according to laws in many countries you can sue companies that make false claims about their products.

"According to this guy's logic, I can sue everyone because everyone makes mistakes and produce lies!"
Nope. Yet according to laws in many countries you can sue companies that make false claims about their products and you can sue companies that deliver defective products.

"What a total idiot."
Funny, I was thinking the same thing.

Reply Parent Score: 3