Microsoft Hatred FAQ

David Schwartz davids at
Tue Oct 18 07:21:55 CEST 2005

"Roedy Green" <my_email_is_posted_on_my_website at munged.invalid> wrote in 
message news:8b09l1tgavuiu3hmatva34624lvsjn6mtl at

> On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 19:44:55 -0700, "David Schwartz"
> <davids at> wrote or quoted :

>>    It is not Microsoft's obligation to be "fair". It is Microsoft's
>>obligation to push their vision of the future of computing, one with
>>Microsoft's products at the center, using anything short of force or 

> I think that what they did borders on force/fraud.

    I don't think any of it bordered on force or fraud. However, their 
obligation to their shareholders requires them to do anythign that borders 
on force/fraud so long as it isn't force/fraud. However, the use of things 
too close to force/fraud often backfires. Microsoft has an obligation to be 
strategic and look nice where those things beneficially impact the bottom 

    It's Bill Gates' job to make his company worth as much as possible.


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