Microsoft Hatred FAQ

Lasse Vågsæther Karlsen lasse at
Thu Oct 27 15:12:47 CEST 2005

Roedy Green wrote:
> On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 04:06:16 -0700, "David Schwartz"
> <davids at> wrote, quoted or indirectly quoted someone who
> said :
>>   Right I understand that. You could have complied simply by only selling 
>>computers with Windows preinstalled. In other words, you could have treated 
>>this the same as a demand for franchise or exclusivity if you had wanted to.
> It is obvious to everyone WHY MS did this, to maintain monopoly. But
> ignore motive for a while and see what they actually did and exactly
> how they intended to carry out he threat of destroying my business.
> What they did is clearly criminal. The hard part is proving it. Like
> any smart criminal who makes a threat, MS left no paper trail..
> 2. it was a threat to force me to commit a criminal act -- namely
> extract money from people and hand it to Microsoft and give those

What, specifically, is the criminal act of which you speak?

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