Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Mon Oct 17 15:01:39 CEST 2005

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 00:17:03 -0400, Mike Meyer wrote:

> Yup. When NS was the 800 lb gorilla 

When was this? When did Netscape have a monopoly in any market?

Netscape was never the 800 lb gorilla.

> on they acted like MS, 

When did Netscape executives perjure themselves in court?

When did Netscape commit fraud? Astro-turfing? Patent infringement? Theft
of code?

If you really wanted to compare apples with apples (no pun intended), IBM
and Microsoft would be the two to compare. IBM had an effective monopoly
once, and they acted like Microsoft, although even they never had the
gall to just ignore the court's rulings as Microsoft has done, and
continues to do. Twenty years ago, Microsoft were the knights in shining
armour going to save Apple Macintosh from the Big Blue evil empire. But
that was then, this is now, and unlike IBM, Microsoft hasn't yet learnt
about karma.


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