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.
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RE[5]: Idiot
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 10th Aug 2005 10:43 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Idiot"
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

I'm trying to expose the hyppocracy that's rampant in these sorts of matters. When someone sues MS, it's by definition on valid points, but when someone sues "Linux", it's by definition always based on nothing. When someone breaks a commercial license (ie. Apple and OS X for x86) it's all great and a victory for freedom, but when someone violates the GPL, it's death and decay.

That's what's pissing me off. Badly.

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RE[6]: Idiot
by ralph on Wed 10th Aug 2005 10:57 in reply to "RE[5]: Idiot"
ralph Member since:
2005-07-10

Thom, really, this is just childish.
Though there are certainly more than enough hypocrites out there, this doesn't justify accusing someone whos point you seem to be unable or unwilling to answer of hypocracy. IIRC correctly the poster you are accusing even pointed out that he thought the software industry in general also included people like RedHat.

Further, you should really read your post again. You are engaging in the same kind of oversimplification and hypocracy you accuse others off.

If you are unable to really engage in any kind of meaningful discussion if someone says something negative about MS, because you are convinced that there always has to be some kind of hypocracy behind this criticism, which you must expose, please, don't engage in discussions at all.

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RE[7]: Idiot
by CrazyDude0 on Wed 10th Aug 2005 15:40 in reply to "RE[6]: Idiot"
CrazyDude0 Member since:
2005-07-10

Ralph, when you let the bias come in a discussion, the discussion is gone. I gave last example, now swear on your dad and if you lie, he die. Replace Microsoft with Redhat, do you feel the same way? If not, your are dishonest.

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