[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]
I was encouraged to read (in the Wired magazine feature noted by Charles
Behney on this list) that students and teachers in the U of California
system are protesting Microsoft's efforts to become the exclusive
computing vendor to the University of California system. (Didn't one of
these campuses once have some involvement with...the UNIX system?)
I was less than encouraged to find a 125x125 pixel animated
advertisement "the Microsoft Windows Platform"-NT Server use
Sykyrockets!-on _every page of the Wired site_.
I felt like I was under surveillance.
Re lurkers: I've let myself become a lurker of sorts on this list-I
have deadlines to meet. But I don't resist the Microsoft Monopoly any
less because of that. What the world needs from me (more than my
opinions) is more, better software for alternative platforms.