Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 6th Jul 2011 14:00 UTC
Microsoft Well, paint me red and call me a girl scout, I totally did not see this one coming at all. This is so utterly surprising it made my brain explode. Hold on to your panties, because this will rock your world. After pressuring several smaller Android vendors into submission (and yes, HTC is still relatively small compared to other players), Microsoft is now moving on to the big one: Redmond is demanding $15 for every Samsung Android device sold. Samsung's choices are simple: pay up, or face another epic lawsuit.
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RE: Time to boycott Microsoft
by yanik on Wed 6th Jul 2011 16:03 UTC in reply to "Time to boycott Microsoft"
yanik
Member since:
2005-07-13

I've been doing it for the last decade. Not that hard actually.

Here's my MS free setup:

- Macbook Air for OSX
- Macbook 13" for Ubuntu
- Jailbroken Ipod touch
- Nexus One
- PS3

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

I've been doing it for the last decade. Not that hard actually.

Here's my MS free setup:

- Macbook Air for OSX
- Macbook 13" for Ubuntu
- Jailbroken Ipod touch
- Nexus One
- PS3


LOL, you want to boycott MS, so you buy Apple, Google, and Sony products?

I weep for humanity. You might ask yourself which one of these companies is 'less evil', but that's like asking the same question about Ted Bundy or Jeffery Dahmer. In the end, they're all evil, so it doesn't really matter.

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SaschaW Member since:
2007-07-19

Apple and Sony are not much better. Especially Apple these days is developing into a serious bully. ALL large corporations should be boycotted. Unfortunately, that would leave us with nothing :-(

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yanik Member since:
2005-07-13

Apple and Sony are not much better. Especially Apple these days is developing into a serious bully. ALL large corporations should be boycotted. Unfortunately, that would leave us with nothing :-(


I know and I agree. Never said they were any better. Just boycotting MS and putting my money where my mouth is.

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JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

LOL. As much as I dislike Apple's policies. Calling them a bully is a bit too much.

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ari-free Member since:
2007-01-22

How about this idea: buy from all companies instead of buying everything from one company?

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frajo Member since:
2007-06-29

Apple and Sony are not much better. Especially Apple these days is developing into a serious bully. ALL large corporations should be boycotted. Unfortunately, that would leave us with nothing :-(

I'm very comfortable with my eComStation and fedora machines. It definitely does not feel like "nothing".
Or do you mean smartphones? Well, I'm old enough to never have needed gimmicks like these. Poor youngsters who cannot survive without cell phones.

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RE[2]: Time to boycott Microsoft
by fran on Wed 6th Jul 2011 17:42 in reply to "RE: Time to boycott Microsoft"
fran Member since:
2010-08-06

If you have Apple products you might as well not boycott Microsoft.

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draethus Member since:
2006-08-02

I've been doing it for the last decade. Not that hard actually.

Here's my MS free setup:

- Macbook Air for OSX
- Macbook 13" for Ubuntu
- Jailbroken Ipod touch
- Nexus One
- PS3


You do realize Microsoft owns Apple shares?

Why do you think Microsoft and Apple never sue each other?

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bert64 Member since:
2007-04-23

Nexus one made by HTC, who pay royalties to MS...

Pretty sure Apple pay them royalties for some things too.

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