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Windows "Windows XP was the last client version of Windows to include the Pinball game that had been part of Windows since Windows 95. There is apparently speculation that this was done for legal reasons. No, that's not why." I love these stories.
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RE: If only Microsoft...
by Wafflez on Wed 19th Dec 2012 01:02 UTC in reply to "If only Microsoft..."
Wafflez
Member since:
2011-06-26

Read the article - Microsoft doesn't own Pinball and cannot release the source code. So begin with "If only Microsoft... would own the code".

Less Linux zealotry, more facts.

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RE[2]: If only Microsoft...
by kwan_e on Wed 19th Dec 2012 03:27 in reply to "RE: If only Microsoft..."
kwan_e Member since:
2007-02-18

Less Linux zealotry, more facts.


Where was Linux mentioned in the comment?

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RE[3]: If only Microsoft...
by Wafflez on Wed 19th Dec 2012 05:17 in reply to "RE[2]: If only Microsoft..."
Wafflez Member since:
2011-06-26

Let's be real - open source fans that bash Microsoft are 99% of Linux free soul open minders, not WordPress.

Just read Ubuntu forums. "omg so glads i no longer suport war in iraq by buing M $ crappy rotten softwar". Never found those statements on other open source project forums.

Edited 2012-12-19 05:22 UTC

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RE[2]: If only Microsoft...
by phreck on Wed 19th Dec 2012 11:52 in reply to "RE: If only Microsoft..."
phreck Member since:
2009-08-13

I have the feeling that there's more Open-Source/Free-Software-Phobia from some Windows users than there is Free-Software-Zealotry; in other words, I see more free-software-bashing than vice versa.

And interestingly (my own real life experience), those participating in free-software-hate are also often those ignoring and being ignorant on open-source licenses and their terms, but still grabbing such code ("got that from google"), no matter what.

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RE[3]: If only Microsoft...
by lucas_maximus on Wed 19th Dec 2012 18:26 in reply to "RE[2]: If only Microsoft..."
lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Why does every article that mentions Microsoft or Windows has some guy droning on about how Microsoft is evil then?

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RE[3]: If only Microsoft...
by tylerdurden on Thu 20th Dec 2012 01:39 in reply to "RE[2]: If only Microsoft..."
tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

"feelings" have this nasty tendency of being wrong, which is why we came up with science...

Edited 2012-12-20 01:40 UTC

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