Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 13th Nov 2012 16:15 UTC
Microsoft Big and surprising news this morning. Some considered him the crown prince of the Microsoft empire, slated to take over after Ballmer's eventual departure, but this morning, Steven Sinofsky announced his resignation from Microsoft. His role will be taken over by Julie-Larson Green. Persistent sources indicate that we're looking at a Forstall-esque situation; Sinofsky was, supposedly, not a good team player.
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RE[3]: Lawsuits Starting
by cdude on Fri 16th Nov 2012 16:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Lawsuits Starting"
cdude
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2008-09-21

Its the other way around. Microsoft and others have and use technological ways to close the hardware and we, customers, have NO LEGAL way to claim our BOUGHT hardware back. The smash your property with a huge hammer the moment you try to use it for something they don't like you to use it for. This is not your property otherwise such behavior would be illegal.

Edited 2012-11-16 16:45 UTC

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RE[4]: Lawsuits Starting
by Soulbender on Sat 17th Nov 2012 04:22 in reply to "RE[3]: Lawsuits Starting"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

The smash your property with a huge hammer the moment you try to use it for something they don't like you to use it for.


No they don't, that would be against the law. Doing their best to prevent you from doing what you want is one thing, deliberately destroying your property when you try do something they don't like is something completely different.
Companies do the first (which is perfectly within their rights), not the second.

[q]This is not your property otherwise such behavior would be illegal.[q/]

Unless I am renting or leasing the device it is my property.

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