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Re: MS bashing, pure and simple
> Ahahahah. That is clearly evidence to the kangaroo court nature of this forum.
> Notice - exhibit A adduced as evidence that MS is an evil, malevolent organization that must
> be exterminated because they dare to provide decent livings to employees by making a 'profit'
> instead of unselfishly working for the altruistic benefit of humanity. Then it comes to light that
> exhibit A was actually from a competitor and it suddenly becomes evidence that the competitor
> is a kind, caring, decent, benevelent company. But that's politics, talk about 'spin', hee. :)
I think it's pretty obvious that the members of this list are definitely of
the anti-microsoft camp. It's not suprising to find sarcastic comments
against the entity being evaluated... because, I should hope to god, we still
have a sense of humor.
Now, to address the real complaint, I don't think anyone dislikes Microsoft's
practices because it "provides a decent living to it's employees by making a
'profit'". That's what companies are supposed to do. However, I think that
the issue is that it also manages to destroy the decent living that
competitors' employees make through illegal and immoral activities.
What's more, on a personal note, every company should try it's best to work
for the benefit of humanity. If it's working actively for the detriment of
humanity, then there's something seriously wrong with it's priorities.
Oh, by the way, the part of the javasoft agreement in question was meant to be
a joke. Here's your spin for you: at least they have a sense of humour and
have some character, whereas Microsoft is as soulless as bill gates trying to
play the blues.
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to link to some sort of core that you write.... for instance, they've built a
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