Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 5th Oct 2013 11:34 UTC
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Microsoft is talking to HTC about adding its Windows operating system to HTC's Android-based smartphones at little or no cost, people with knowledge of the matter said, evidence of the software maker's struggle to gain ground in the mobile market.

Terry Myerson, head of Microsoft's operating systems unit, asked HTC last month to load Windows Phone as a second option on handsets with Google's rival software, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks are private. Myerson discussed cutting or eliminating the license fee to make the idea more attractive, the people said. The talks are preliminary and no decision has been made, two people said.

I hope HTC and every other Android OEM flips Microsoft the bird. The shoe's on the other foot now, Redmond.

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by TechGeek on Sat 5th Oct 2013 23:55 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: ..."
TechGeek
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2006-01-14

There is nothing wrong with bias as long as you recognize it for what it is. But let me ask you this:

If you get smacked up side the head with a 2x4 repeatedly, is it bias to not want to have anything to do with 2x4's? Bias usually means an unjustified reaction. I would say his reaction to anything Microsoft is totally justified.

Edited 2013-10-05 23:58 UTC

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by Hiev on Sun 6th Oct 2013 01:21 in reply to "RE[3]: ..."
Hiev Member since:
2005-09-27

Oh, please, explain to me, what has MS done to you specifically?

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by TechGeek on Sun 6th Oct 2013 02:03 in reply to "RE[4]: ..."
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2006-01-14

Every rotten thing they have done has had an affect on me and just about everyone else. I work in IT. But since you asked:

1. They systematically have destroyed competition while at the same time letting their technologies stagnate.

2. They have conducted a campaign based on Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt against Linux and Open Source Software.

3. They have repeatedly stolen intellectual property while at the same time making it impossible to integrate other software into their "standards".

4. They use extortion to draw fees from anyone using Android.

Do I need to keep going on?

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