Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 13th Sep 2010 20:57 UTC
Microsoft Who said a public outcry - even if it's just on the internet - never helped anyone? Yesterday, we reported on The New York Times' findings that Microsoft lawyers were taking part in raids on opposition groups in Russia. Today, Microsoft has announced a number of steps to fix the situation - the most significant of which is a unilateral software license extended to all NGOs in Russia and several other countries.
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Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

While your rant quite clearly indicates your literacy, perhaps your comprehension skills are what's lacking. I didn't ask "what about Linux", I didn't suggest they use Linux, I didn't even comment on the viability of Linux as an alternative. I just snidely insinuated that Microsoft aren't being as altogether altruistic as they would have us believe, and that their motivation was fear of a large migration away from Windows.

As an aside, I have been a Linux user for several years now, and I have had only ONE problem in that whole time: pulse audio used to make my laptop speakers make a small popping noise. So very minor and so easy to fix. None of my friends have nearly such a smooth experience with Windows, but I'm not so insecure as to go trolling about it.

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deathshadow Member since:
2005-07-12

I didn't ask "what about Linux", I didn't suggest they use Linux, I didn't even comment on the viability of Linux as an alternative.


means they won't all run off to the penguin flock to avoid suspicion of piracy


RIGHT.

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Moredhas Member since:
2008-04-10

I'd type slower, but of course that wouldn't help anything, so read very very carefully, and perhaps, instead of your selfrighteous presuppositions, my meaning may just penetrate the cloud of idiocy you insist on bringing to this discussion, and establish itself in that vaccuum of knowledge you call a brain.

Rightly or wrongly, validity and viability of Linux, or any other Windows alternative aside, Microsoft weren't being altruistic. They provided the unilateral license out of fear of losing the Russian private sector - no matter how ill-founded you consider that fear to be, this appears to be the case.

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