Look, this was virtually a one man crusade against Microsoft, Larry Ellison,Quote:> << The DOJ nit has melted away like an ice cream cone on a hot summer day.
> was so full of hot air that even DOJ insiders were smirking. >>
> No! -- You had gutless wonders in many states AG offices kowtowing rather
> standing up for what was the right thing to do...
IMHO. When you write big checks and have the private cellphone number of
Numero uno, that goes a long way. Most of the states, except for a handful
of politically aroused AGs were unable to see the gravity of this case. They
only pursued it to say they were following up and doing their jobs. The
whole disgrace of the DOJ bullies has disappeared, for all intents and
Buying a car and using unleaded gasoline is extremely difficult to avert.Quote:> What an utterly inane statement Pat! I thought better of your language
> for sure! At least you agree that MS is stealing our money! That's akin to
> saying that because I buy gasoline I'm an idiot because I don't like it
> should go buy gasahol, methanol, etc. Ludicrous! Because I *have* to buy
> gasoline (Windows) to be in tune with the mainstream, in no way means I
> like it -- even though current businesses require it's usage because their
> folks are total slaves to marketing as opposed to simply using tools that
> the job for them.
You could go diesel, but its not too different if you're making a
environmental or political statement. You could go hybrid, and that seems
like a good choice if its even an option. However, these are big ticket
items and extremely difficult to buck the norm. But buying or downloading
Linux is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT. Just do it and stop yakking about Windows. Do
it and then I'll have respect in you! Keep mouthing off in a rant about
being a victim and you're going to look silly and we don't want one of our
GEOS extremists giving that bad impression around here, do we?
path...Quote:> CLASSIC example (IMO) is the unmitigated WASTE of time folks have
> using Powerpoint to make presentations "pretty" -- an utterly flagrant
> productivity -- and we wonder why we (USA) is losing jobs to India, etc.
> IT field. Absolutely mind-boggling that we are continuing down this
Sound like a good reason to march on Microsoft headquarters with signs. <g>
I think its just pure jealosy. After being marooned on the GEOS island forQuote:> I will continue to use the tools that do the job for me -- having anyone
> me that I *have* to upgrade simnply because some marketing jackass has
> convinced the CEO that it's the right thing to do is an incredible waste
> resources, productivity, and time. SHOW me how that upgrade will
> to MY bottom line - period -- the rest of it is for caffeine-whacked
> has no relevance to the average homeowner-PC user for sure!
years, awaiting planes to drop new features, the tiny band of survivors are
finally going a bit Daffy. Duck. ROTFL!