Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 27th Nov 2006 10:55 UTC, submitted by Jean Claude
Linux French députés' offices will be equipped with a Linux operating system and open source productivity software. There will be 1154 French parliamentary workstations running on an open source OS, with OpenOffice.org, Firefox and an open source email client.
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RE[7]: Nice...
by archiesteel on Tue 28th Nov 2006 05:42 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Nice..."
archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

NotParker is probably a MS astroturfer. I hope he is, for his own sake.

NotParker, MS is a virtual monopoly. Jackson's ruling might have been overturned, but that doesn't mean that MS is not a monopoly.

It's funny how on one hand you say that Linux' market share is less than 1% (for which you have no real proof outside dubious net statistics), while on the other hand you argue that MS is not a monopoly. Hint: when you have more than 90% of a market, you *are* a monopoly in the common sense of the word.

Contradicting yourself in such a blantant is another reason why you're a troll.

Edited 2006-11-28 05:44

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v RE[8]: Nice...
by NotParker on Tue 28th Nov 2006 05:48 in reply to "RE[7]: Nice..."
RE[9]: Nice...
by archiesteel on Tue 28th Nov 2006 05:54 in reply to "RE[8]: Nice..."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

A monopoly doesn't have to be absolute to be subject to violate federal statutes that regulate business trusts and monopolies.

So, yeah, you can be "almost a monopoly" and still be treated as one. If you remember, MS was not found innocent even after Jackson's ruling was overturned, and the EU also sanctioned MS.

Just because MS sends you a paycheck for polluting web sites doesn't mean they're not a monopoly.

MS's market presence is strong enough for it to engage in monopolistic practices. Ergo, it is for all practical purposes a monopoly.

I notice you didn't try to defend yourself from my charge that you blatantly contradict yourself on the subject either.

Good luck, son, I've been hunting Internet Trolls for 20 years. I've seen much better ones than you.

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RE[9]: Nice...
by NotParker on Wed 29th Nov 2006 03:35 in reply to "RE[8]: Nice..."
NotParker Member since:
2006-06-01

NotParker, MS is a virtual monopoly. Jackson's ruling might have been overturned, but that doesn't mean that MS is not a monopoly.

Yes it does. Even the EU use the term "near monopoly".

Almost pregnant. Almost a monopoly.

Just because you preface monopoly with "virtual", "almost" or "near" doesn't make it Microsoft one.

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