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Old 05-01-2004, 08:04 PM   #11
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^^See this? This is where Microsoft are going to screw up.

People don't want every move of theirs being watched. They want privacy - whether they are doing anything dodgy or not. Now, do Linux do that? Hell no. Which is why more people like Linux - and will even more when Longhorn arrives. More and more things are becoming compatible for Linux - especially games wise (With the arrival of WinEx). Compatibility is a major issue as to why people don't go with Linux - surely by 2006, most of those issues will have been resolved. When people find out that every move of theirs is watched - people will either stick to XP (which does exactly the same thing, may I add) or look for something different - leaving a wide open space for Linux to come in. Most Linux Distros are free - leaving the oppurtunity for people to try it out, without having to shove their hands down their pockets for more than the price of a CD-R. They will be probably be able to do with Linux what they can with a standard Windows OS - connect to the net, use messengers and play games etc. Even the Linux distros you have to pay for are what, 50 tops? Which is not much compared to the cost of Longhorn.
People are too paranoid! Also; Windows doesn't cost that much more than Linux, in fact it costs less in time and effort and even money. Windows comes with Computers easily - the simple PC user wanting a new PC will be able to go to COmet or PC World and buy a Longhorn PC easily in about 15 minutes. Then its over - and its cost them nothing more than the computer itself.

Another simple user is paranoid and wants Linux for some reason - probably that he's a pornographer and he doesn't want anybody seeing. So either he goes to PC World and gets a PC with Windows or he buys a clean one from a Computer Shop which could not work or something like that. He gets back and has to format the PC, presuming it works he then has to install Linux. How does he get Linux? Send off for it? Download it? Most people don't have Broadband. Anyway its not easy. Does he feel safe about installing an Open-Source Program from any dodgey Computer Seller? Does he feel safe about downloading something any malicious bastard could edit against the average user? This will be - even IF it works for him - not only expensive, but a waste of time, a watse of effort, and morally and physically exhausting. Is it worth it to a normal user? No.
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Who says a user has to be a pornographer to want his privacy? If I want to be watched, I'll go become a murderer or something. But users should have that ability to have their privacy, and by using Microsofts products, that provacy is gone. Would you like me to set up 3 cameras in your house and watch every move you make? I doubt if you would.
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Who says a user has to be a pornographer to want his privacy? If I want to be watched, I'll go become a murderer or something. But users should have that ability to have their privacy, and by using Microsofts products, that provacy is gone. Would you like me to set up 3 cameras in your house and watch every move you make? I doubt if you would.
Lol! Microsoft Help Program is volunteery; has anybody said that when saying people will be watched?
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Old 05-02-2004, 12:08 AM   #14
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Still I think Id rather stick to one which I am familiar with, MICROSOFT
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Still I think Id rather stick to one which I am familiar with, MICROSOFT
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Vote for me to overthrow Microsoft and I'll change the name of the company to erm... wait give me a few days and I'll decide
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You couldn't change the name! It woudl be blasphemous even if Bill Gates did it.
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Old 05-04-2004, 06:22 PM   #18
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Just overthrow him

I WONT SEE MICROSOFT GO UNDER HIS REIGN AND SUFFER! IMAGINE, THEIR WORKERS HAVE NO FREE PEPSI!!! lol

I admire bill gates though seriously, hes pledge a majority of his fortune for the needy good job BG!
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Just overthrow him

I WONT SEE MICROSOFT GO UNDER HIS REIGN AND SUFFER! IMAGINE, THEIR WORKERS HAVE NO FREE PEPSI!!! lol

I admire bill gates though seriously, hes pledge a majority of his fortune for the needy good job BG!
Yeah - I do too. He keeps up the biggest company in the world on his own money - if it looses he looses - you can see the idea behind it no?

And I think the last time I checked he was giving 100 million to an African Charity. In one single donation! He is pretty brilliant!
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Yes hes brilliant, I just love his giving attitute

If only I had the blessings of fortune too, then I'd do the same thing with him being my inspiration
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