I've been waiting for a Microsoft story to come along that wasn't too flaming so I could get my views out in a responsible, and calm enviornment. This isn't that story, but if I wait any longer I'm going to forget my views.
Who cares about Java? Sure, it was illegal the way M$ used it, but few cared. I don't even have Java installed. The court case that mattered was the soon to be won by M$ case, DOJ vs. Microsoft.
The only reason that one mattered was not because the DOJ would win (all it takes is a republican president for that hope to be gone) but because the public would be alerted to the goings-ons of M$. I now get fewer strange looks, and questions like "You hate Microsoft? How, they make such nice programs? How can you hate the paperclip guy?" etc... So the case worked. The public now sees the true colors of the evil-empire.
I also no longer have to hear "I would stop using Windows if only there were an option," thanks to Mr. Gates' public statement "Linux is a major competitor to Windows." Now all I have to hear is "So how does Linux work?, Which distribution should I use? (If you have to ask, Redhat), My pants are on fire!, So when is Linux going to get a journaling file system?" Only one of those questions I can't answer...
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