Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:14 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Microsoft Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has warned users of Red Hat Linux that they will have to pay Microsoft for its intellectual property. "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to compensate us," Ballmer said last week at a company event in London discussing online services in the UK.
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Joke
by airwedge1 on Tue 9th Oct 2007 16:58 UTC
airwedge1
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2006-02-22

And all you people that like the xbox 360, and HD-DVD support this stupid company? You should all be ashamed of yourselves. These comments want me to never use MS products ever again. Oh wait, I vowed that along time ago, when MS did something else like this.

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RE: Joke
by mallard on Tue 9th Oct 2007 17:38 in reply to "Joke"
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2006-01-06

When the alternatives are the PS3 and Blu-Ray, either way is supporting a "stupid company" with very questionable business ethics.
At least its easier to live up to my "vow" never to buy Sony-branded products.

Besides, Microsoft doesn't own HD-DVD.

Edited 2007-10-09 17:39

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RE[2]: Joke
by Beta on Tue 9th Oct 2007 20:42 in reply to "RE: Joke"
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2005-07-06

One minor point: Sony encourages customers to run Linux (or any OS) on their PS3 if they so wish.

Not sure what Microsoft’s stance is wrt Linux on x360 ;)

Seems like quite the lesser of two evils going with PS3.

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RE[2]: Joke
by preem on Thu 11th Oct 2007 08:46 in reply to "Joke"
preem Member since:
2007-10-11

I'd buy a sony product...PS3...and for one game only...Pro Evolution Soccer

And i'll tell you one more thing...I am on a verge of buying new pc but all im thinking is, all these dx10 gfx card and stuff....i wont run vista, so why bother with new pc since dx10 wont be ported to xp.

The only game im playing is Pro Evolution Soccer, so why spend 2000€ on a pc that can handle the game plus vista, or just spend 400€ on a ps3.

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RE: Joke
by Robocoastie on Thu 11th Oct 2007 15:14 in reply to "Joke"
Robocoastie Member since:
2005-09-15

"And all you people that like the xbox 360, and HD-DVD support this stupid company? You should all be ashamed of yourselves. These comments want me to never use MS products ever again. Oh wait, I vowed that along time ago, when MS did something else like this."

Ad-hominem attack.

I don't have nor do I intend on having a 360 but it has nothing to do with the topic at hand and those are a seperate division of MSFT that could (and should have) be easily broken from the company and spun off as a different one if an anti-trust suit ever actually punished MSFT as they should have been.

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