Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 21:36 UTC
Microsoft Bart Eppenauer, Microsoft's chief patent guy, in an interview with The Verge: "We believe our patent laws have served the country very well." Loosely translated, this reads: "This system that gives me my six-figure income and is a fine anti-competitive tool for my company have served me and my company well, the damage to the industry be damned."
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Comment by strim
by strim on Wed 7th Nov 2012 22:19 UTC
strim
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2008-07-01

Don't buy their products = they go bankrupt = problem solved

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RE: Comment by strim
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 7th Nov 2012 22:25 in reply to "Comment by strim"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Don't buy their products = they go bankrupt = problem solved


I don't speak Idealistisch. I only speak Cynic.

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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by fukudasan on Wed 7th Nov 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
fukudasan Member since:
2006-06-04

Like. ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by bassbeast on Thu 8th Nov 2012 01:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
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2007-11-11

How EXACTLY is this idealistic? Remember Vista? Remember how they sank nearly a billion bucks trying to sell it and it bombed HARD?

You CAN affect a large corp like MSFT, if we geeks get together and say "It sucks!" then all those around us don't buy, and that is that. Look at the figures MSFT was "bragging" about with Win 8, they spent 2 BILLION in ads and sold 4 MILLION in licenses, that is $500 for every $40 sale...yeah, great job MSFT, way to wash the stink of Vista down the drain!

So YES Mr Holwerda we CAN make a large corp like MSFT take notice. No we won't get anybody to switch to Linux, because lets face it there is serious issues with that OS that the devs won't fix, but we can at least force a company like MSFT to change course, because no customers equals no money.

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RE: Comment by strim
by WereCatf on Wed 7th Nov 2012 22:38 in reply to "Comment by strim"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Don't buy their products = they go bankrupt = problem solved


As if it were that easy.

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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by Gone fishing on Wed 7th Nov 2012 23:55 in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
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2006-02-22

As if it were that easy.


It seriously is that easy.

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RE[2]: Comment by strim
by andydread on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:16 in reply to "RE: Comment by strim"
andydread Member since:
2009-02-02

"Don't buy their products = they go bankrupt = problem solved


As if it were that easy.
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It is easy to reduce the footprint of Microsoft and Apple products in your life at the very least. You may not be able to remove them completely but I have switched to Linux and Android and don't feel the need for MS or Apple Products for most for what I do. I use Windows occasionally at work. Thats it

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RE: Comment by strim
by kwan_e on Thu 8th Nov 2012 01:55 in reply to "Comment by strim"
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Don't buy their products = they go bankrupt = problem solved


How do you avoid buying products that are created by companies that licenses Microsoft (or Apple or Samsung or etc) "IP"?

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