Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Steven D'Aprano steve at REMOVETHIScyber.com.au
Tue Oct 25 18:12:34 CEST 2005


On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 11:00:58 -0500, joe wrote:

> In other words, I was recognizing that a lot of
> people don't think what MS does is a crime, and until MS gets
> convicted of a crime, it's a matter of opinion. I was trying to say
> something else.


And again, they HAVE been convicted of crimes, plural, and not just in one
court, but in multiple, in the US, Japan, Europe, and in civil suits in
front of juries.

Apologists for Microsoft like David Schwartz seem to be taking a
three-prong argument:

"They haven't done the things you say, and even if they have, they aren't
illegal, and even if they are illegal, they shouldn't be."

The first two points are factually wrong, and the third is an opinion
based on the concept, as far as I can see, that Microsoft should be
allowed to do anything they like, even if those actions harm others.



-- 
Steven.




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