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Sunday, July 1, 2001

Just Say "No" to MS

In today's world, it may be impossible to rid yourself of Microsoft software completely. However, Dan Gillmor's latest column, A revolutionary pursuit: freedom from Microsoft urges us at least to consider Microsoft's agenda and where/whether we want to fit in. Microsoft asks you, "Where do you want to go today?" Do you want to go where it's going to tell you to go tomorrow?

A.T. Hun comments: I'm thisclose to being able to dump Windows. More details to follow . . .

Unrelated rant: the other day the breakup judgment against Microsoft was overturned, and the media did its best to sound like the entire monopoly judgment was reversed--which it wasn't. Microsoft is still guilty of being a monopoly and using its monopoly power illegally to stifle competition.

That didn't prevent an idiot in a man-on-the-street interview from claiming that "Microsoft has the best products, and that's why everyone buys them." Uh, hello? Monopoly. . . illegal use. . . stifling competition. . . aw, forget it. Some people will never get it.

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