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Thursday, March 29, 2001

More M$ Licensing Fun

InternetWeek writes of the trials and travails a company must go through to make sure you have licenses for all your Microsoft software. Microsoft deserves to be paid if someone wants to use their software, but I don't remember them being named the fourth branch of government. I don't know if I've ever known a company to show such utter contempt for their customers. Thanks Linux Today.

J.t.Qbe comments: Not "customers," A.t. Microsoft deals with "consumers," faceless masses who exist solely to pay money to Microsoft. When Micros~1 says "jump," you're supposed to ask "How high?" It's only a matter of time before more and more get off the merry-go-round. Mexico City, for example, is scrapping its use of Microsoft software and going to Linux, planning to save millions. Ditto for Mexico's schools. It's only the beginning.

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