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Microsoft has done far more too damage the computing industry and set us back DECADES, vs Intel.
At least Intel continually posts real improvements, year to year which are measurable and the costs keep going down.
It is exactly opposite with Microsoft. Prices keep going up and the quality is <censored>.
Microsoft should have 60 Billion dollar fine, so that all of that money can be invested into the industry. Right now it just sits around funding lawyers to do analysis work on the SCO case and figure out how they can wage another proxy war against open source projects.
If Microsoft can't spend the money correctly, perhaps it is the job of the society they work for to use the money for more constructive things: Like open source projects.
At the very least I would like to see the money Microsoft currently has taken away and put to work in the industry right now to do some real innovation and get things heated up again.
The computing industry is f*cked up.
Microsoft is already responsible for funding FOSS. Mr Gates claimed as much in interviews; "we fund Universities. Students at those school write FOSS. As such, FOSS is financed by our money so we have some claim too it" (I'm paraphrasing.. was a long while back I read it)
hehe.. seriously though, MS has it's own issues but this article was about Intel's abuses and MS always gets the attention in these discussions.
Your dead right though, the computer industry is a mess not remotely close to a healthy market place. Technological advances withheld in stock piles to be released slowly against some company's financial planning document. Competition through backroom deals and synthetic market forces versus competition through products and natural market forces. What other engineering related industry would tolerate such a mess?
Good grief, what a perfect freetard post. You're the poster-boy for open sores software, aren't you?