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  2. Microsoft: Convicted Monopoly - intelligent quotes
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  5. Story ---> The new Windows is to be called "Windows 10", inexplicably skipping 9. What's funnier is the fact this was "predicted" by InfoWorld over a year ago in an April Fools' article.
  6.  
  7. "The reason is simple:
  8.  
  9. Call it windows 9 - the 12 announcement stories are lost among the weak wash of windows 9 speculation
  10.  
  11. Call it windows 10 - cheap gimmick to make people think they have to upgrade to what is essentially windows 7, and 24 more stories all commenting about how they chose a different fucking number
  12.  
  13. Fuck microsoft."
  14.  
  15. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  16. - http://www.infoworld.com/article/2613504/microsoft-windows/microsoft-skips--too-good--windows-9--jumps-to-windows-10.html
  17.  
  18. #########################################
  19.  
  20. Story ---> BusinessBill Gates: Bitcoin Is 'Better Than Currency'
  21.  
  22. "Fuck you Bill.
  23.  
  24. If you hadn't used our own tax dollars against us, holding back the internet for ten years, we might have had bitcoin a decade earlier, IMAGINE how many more learning developments we would have had.
  25.  
  26. SO FUCK YOU BILL. FUCK YOU.
  27.  
  28. Reasons Bill Gates is an asshole:
  29.  
  30. 1. Trying to force linux out of the market for decade and a half with FUD, SCO lawsuits, targeting small companies and putting people out of work
  31. 2. Poisoning the well of hundreds of open source projects (see Halloween documents)
  32. 3. Stealing hundreds of billions of tax dollars worldwide with illegal bribes and FUD spread to councils and governments
  33. 4. NSA backdoors into the windows code
  34. 5. Keep pushing the windows 95 source code as a 'new product' every two years
  35. 6. Trying to destroy the console competition by using cash-cow money to buy into exclusives and create and anti-consumer market - exclusives don't benefit consumers
  36. 7. Trying to kill off openoffice, also poisoning the well of open office - disrupting development and communications.
  37. 8. Holding back the internet development for a decade, because they wanted to maintain their "SLoC" business model
  38. 9. Using NSA funds (your tax dollars) to buy skype for an ungodly amount, as an accounting trick, immediately rewiring the peer-to-peer technology of skype to push all calls into a NSA backdoor datacenter of 10000 machines that route all calls (google it)
  39. 10. Becoming patent trolls the last years
  40. 11. Being SHIT. Making shit products, being lazy - not creating something good and exceptional.
  41. 12. Faking upgrade requirements for YEARS on office - pushing broken formats, broken compatibility, lying to 99% of their user install base about needing to upgrade their shitty office suite.
  42. 13. Tying direct X versions to windows versions for no reason (proven by overriding flags) to force people to buy new hardware / licenses for no reason
  43. 14. Forcing OEMs to change netbook configurations, forcing them to stay slow, low resolution and sub full-size keyboard - basically forcing prices higher on hardware for years - otherwise they'd withdraw licensing to them
  44. 15. Forcing countries to pass certain sales laws on operating systems through lobbying
  45. 16. Forcing resellers to sell computers with a windows license, stopping the ability for small stores to supply ready-to-run linux products for fear of not being able to any windows machines people might want
  46. 17. Not innovating for decades, then trying to buy into search and email - because they were deliberately holding back the internet to stop it diminishing their desktop
  47. 18. Internet Explorer 6
  48. 19. Internet Explorer 7
  49. 20. Internet Explorer 8
  50. 21. Internet Explorer 9
  51. 22. That disgraceful way they screwed around with open standards, flip flopping and finally using it as yet another excuse to force people to upgrade (file extension changes)
  52. 23. Buying into opengl patents to hedge their bets on directx, trying to keep gaming exclusive to windows through lock-in
  53. 24. TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS of damage, LOST JOBS caused by millions of worm infections caused by WIDE OPEN APIs in outlook - NO EXPLOITS - just legal, legitimate API calls that are open and permissible, as open and permissible as this comment api I am posting to on reddit.
  54. 25. MASSIVE online presence with thousands of fake twitter accounts and reddit accounts that are used to do everything from pretending to be happy with a new product, to posting "something my girlfriend made about halo" to downvoting criticism
  55. 26. Microsoft helped the NSA to circumvent its encryption to intercept web chats on Outlook.com and gave it unencrypted access to Outlook.com and Hotmail email
  56. 27. Microsoft provided the NSA with access to users' data on its cloud storage service SkyDrive
  57. 28. After Microsoft bought Skype, the NSA tripled the amount of Skype video calls being collected through Prism
  58. 29. Microsoft pushed DRM in many instances, using it as a carrot to maintain relationships in the media industry and to further use that to ensure there is a minimal cost of licensing for an OS to try and stop desktop linux (as there is no DRM)
  59. 30. Even shills on reddit that are paid to promote bill gates as a personality, and promote a narrative that he is "a great guy doing great work" - there are companies that office these services and try and erase the negative press from around the client, bill gates.
  60. 31. TRYING TO PUSH SOFTWARE PATENTS INTO EUROPE, on several occasions, paying off wankers in EU.
  61. 32. I have a strong suspicion that the reason that google turns into different language when I go on holiday is not just because google being assholes and not looking to ACCEPT_LANGUAGE but using geolocation because of millions of shitty XP copies out there that Microsoft deliberately made hard to change the language, so you have a massive install base with a MISMATCHES ACCEPT_LANGUAGE - that is why I think I have the inconvenience - even though I don't use Windows, the shittiness of it affects all of us.
  62. 33. Deliberately lying about specs and requirements in the "Vista ready" program, like a bunch of assholes, trying to prop up lagging sales - THIS IS HOW THEY OPERATE, ALL THE TIME
  63. 34. Adding slow-down code to XP, leaving it there for years, and only removing it at the 11th hour before windows XP support expired. Announced as "fixing bug that hogged CPU on XP" - should have read - "removing feature that deliberately slowed down machines"."
  64.  
  65. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  66. - https://www.reddit.com/r/technology/comments/2ic2gs/bill_gates_bitcoin_is_better_than_currency/
  67.  
  68. #########################################
  69.  
  70. Story ---> Microsoft is Misleading Consumers With Windows 8.1 System Builder Licensing
  71.  
  72. "windows is a pile of shit, I can't imagine how you possibly paid for it.
  73.  
  74. I feel sad for you... man let's hug it out!
  75.  
  76. try linux... or osx...come on"
  77.  
  78. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  79. - http://www.howtogeek.com/197232/microsoft-is-misleading-consumers-with-windows-8.1-system-builder-licensing/
  80.  
  81. #########################################
  82.  
  83. Story ---> With new OS, Microsoft will try to put Windows 8 era behind it
  84.  
  85. "Microsoft were just playing a deliberate game of releasing a shit OS every other and sending updates to nerf the previous ones, to get people into a 'buy every other' version.
  86.  
  87. Now they've hoist themselves on their own petard because they've fucked up Windows 8, doing ANYTHING to try and make it seem 'different', deliberately, to try and cash in on Windows 9 - perhaps so few bought 8, they really don't care about a free windows 9.
  88.  
  89. The laptops perform worse then five year old laptops. It's SHIT.
  90.  
  91. ALL they have done is take the start bar, make it colorful, make it fullscreen... and now they are keeping the colors and making it normal sized again."
  92.  
  93. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  94. - http://www.infoworld.com/article/2687744/operating-systems/with-new-os-microsoft-will-try-to-put-windows-8-era-behind-it.html
  95.  
  96. #########################################
  97.  
  98. Story ---> Surface Pro 3s on planes: Microsoft gains FAA ‘flight bag’ clearance
  99.  
  100. > Against the pilots approval
  101.  
  102. "Bloody hell, the last thing we want is to piss off pilots because of microsoft's failed fucking attempt at being any good at making shit for the last three decades.
  103.  
  104. For fuck's sake - what if there is a delay on opening up some app, and this is annoying enough that they don't check some storm information, plot the wrong course, freeze up something and fuck things up?
  105.  
  106. I've seen enough blue-screened fucking flight information screens in airports to be fucking worried."
  107.  
  108. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  109. - http://www.zdnet.com/surface-pro-3s-on-planes-microsoft-gains-faa-flight-bag-clearance-7000034093/
  110.  
  111. #########################################
  112.  
  113. Story ---> Confirmed: Windows 9 to be a free upgrade for Windows 8 users
  114.  
  115. "So one of MSFT's two cash cows is getting blown out of the water.
  116.  
  117. All they have done is take a start menu... made it full screen.... then shrunk it back down to 1/3 screen size.
  118.  
  119. And you're all buying it"
  120.  
  121. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  122. - http://news.yahoo.com/confirmed-windows-9-free-upgrade-windows-8-users-133033409.html
  123.  
  124. #########################################
  125.  
  126. Story ---> Xbox One Continues to Tank In Japan: Microsoft selling just 8 XBoxes an hour, country-wide.
  127.  
  128. "Or a predatory business model that from the outset of the xbox one was the traditional assimilation technique of "Embrace, Extend and Extinguish" - they threw out their little crappy box, started making it normal to pay and pay and pay for exclusives, which generally reduces the value for money across the consumer base. We're not paying for exclusivity, when really it has no value to us. We want to pay for content, not for companies marketing.
  129.  
  130. They extend it with exclusivity, and attack ads, then try and put pressure on the competitors and then price gouge on services (xbox live) to recoupe earnings.
  131.  
  132. Looks like they just about failed... thankfully.
  133.  
  134. Don't support these kind of business practices."
  135.  
  136. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  137.  
  138. "1314 devices sold in a week, while that's marginally better than the Kin phone (which sold 57 devices...) it's unimaginably poor.
  139.  
  140. You could literally walk onto a crowded street and sell as many PS4 yourself at the same or higher rate - yet Microsoft is unable to sell their failed console.
  141.  
  142. Time to ebay your xbone and either PC up or PS4 down."
  143.  
  144. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  145. - http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2014/09/25/xbox-one-continues-to-tank-in-japan/
  146.  
  147. #########################################
  148.  
  149. Story ---> Does anyone actually like Destiny?
  150.  
  151. >It's becoming a norm for every console.
  152.  
  153. "... you mean since Microsoft entered the arena and started using their cash cows to get an market land-grab via cash-bullying rather than actually making something amazing?"
  154.  
  155. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  156.  
  157. "It's more to do with Microsoft forcing the industry to play a game of exclusives, and paying and paying and paying to have advertising rights and stuff.
  158.  
  159. Microsoft started it by having thousands of accounts on this website called reddit. Microsoft hires people to go to cons, post "My $someone made this $something" posts, which promotes their game from a grass roots perspective and makes people think they are in a community.
  160.  
  161. Look back at the launch of the xbone. There were almost seven hundred billion xbone users according to imgur at one point, and that was on the release day. According to random subreddits of intentionally poorly focused pics and cringeworthy nods to 'retro gaming', 127 billion people use and love Microsoft products and take pictures of halo mugs with their zunes.
  162.  
  163. Microsoft are heinous. They pay their way into an industry with their cash cows of shitty windows and office apps, then use the cash to try and buy share. Cut corners, damage consumers. They increase the barrier and create a consumer debt to themselves.
  164.  
  165. If someone pays 2.6 billion for something, that's 2.6 billion reasons they will want to get something off you in the future.
  166.  
  167. Look at Destiny now - Microsoft playing the game of exclusives with "Tomb Raider" forcing the hand - actually so bad that Bungie don't want anything to do with them anymore and snubbed them. Sony have to play along to fight off the tactics because consumers aren't always aware of them.
  168.  
  169. Don't let the assholes at Microsoft into this industry. Just say no to xbox, play other platforms and use steam on mac / linux."
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  171. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  172. - https://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comments/2h4q12/does_anyone_actually_like_destiny/
  173.  
  174. #########################################
  175.  
  176. Story ---> Microsoft Should Have Acquired Oculus Rift, Not Facebook
  177.  
  178. "Ugh... don't know wether to upvote or downvote.
  179.  
  180. Begrudging upvote (actually a great post! so more of a solid upvote!) except painting Microsoft in the gaming space as anything other than a predatory anti-consumer force is irksome (forcing developers to go single platform, rushing out hardware... all the things you spoke about in your third paragraph they're attempting now!)
  181.  
  182. The kicker is the amount of shills Microsoft use on reddit to 'hype up' fanbase acclaim of their exclusives (titan-fall..... ugh), the fake stories (how many 'but everyone else does it!' stories come out after a negative Microsoft story? this is all planned), the fake twitter account and the fake twitch and youtube xbone mentions.
  183.  
  184. All sucky.
  185.  
  186. Facebook at buying into this so they can paint a heritage of hardware and VR when they try and churn out a completely different 'facebookized' mobile experience (trying to out-glass google) - it's shallow and shit."
  187.  
  188. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  189.  
  190. "I agree with you on that one, I am not particularly at odds with 'the company pre-selling things and getting success' but to keep the technology moving in the direction the supporters wanted.
  191.  
  192. One thing that bugs me: This article was seeded to forbes, and to reddit and is yet again some subversive propaganda - after all the Microsoft / Facebook astroturfing drama of the week people are still buying this idea and getting brain washed that 'reddit thinks Microsoft would have been a benevolent dictator of the technology'.
  193.  
  194. They cobbled this together as an answer to the calls for the PS4 VR headset as the answer to the hole in the burgeoning VR-space."
  195.  
  196. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  197. - http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikkain/2014/03/25/microsoft-should-have-acquired-oculus-rift-not-facebook/
  198.  
  199. #########################################
  200.  
  201. Story ---> Microsoft is offering XP users a $100 credit if they'll buy a new PC and stop using XP.
  202.  
  203. "Which "one guy" is creating a petition? (ligitimate question, answer)
  204.  
  205. One of the world's most influential games publishers, ex-Microsoft people, and one of the largest games publishers
  206.  
  207. "Newell identified the open-source Linux platform as an ideal platform for Steam, noting that the only thing holding back its adoption is the lack of games."
  208.  
  209. So he's going to bring the gaming to linux - which BTW is precisely why DirectX exists, why Microsoft holds rights on OpenGL (to bomb it if needs be) - gaming is one lynchpin in the Microsoft ecosystem that they try and now use to drag themselves back up."
  210.  
  211. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  212.  
  213. >Linux is still shoddy for the desktop
  214.  
  215. "In what way?"
  216.  
  217. >lacks good alternatives to a lot of the software natively
  218.  
  219. "Examples? (I am saying for linux / OSX)"
  220.  
  221. >constant updates breaking things
  222.  
  223. "When did you last try linux?
  224.  
  225. Windows - never breaking ever, right? Oh, let's investigate what you mean by 'breaking' - exploits? flawed by design?
  226.  
  227. The 99% experience with Ubuntu is things just work, wallpaper changes, chrome, apps, games, installing things doesn't break anything.
  228.  
  229. That's what I've seen in all the people who have adopted it."
  230.  
  231. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  232.  
  233. >one person moving over
  234.  
  235. "Yes, I said one person and exactly one person should move over. My comments in no way intended to convey that people in general should move over and therefore create an impetus to bring games over.
  236.  
  237. It's happening already, steam box and steam on osx / linux.
  238.  
  239. It's like people are paid to try and shoot down these arguments with illogical ideas.
  240.  
  241. You can run linux as your main OS and dual boot if there is a game that you don't have on PS3 / PS4 or OSX / Linux that you need to run on Windows.
  242.  
  243. I am not saying people should put up with poor quality, I am saying they should get the best quality, use linux, and where they don't have the best experience, keep a dual boot just for that. Be vocal and : it's 2014, there's no excuse to not be moving away from Windows."
  244.  
  245. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  246.  
  247. "It's 2014
  248.  
  249. There's no excuse for not running Linux / OSX.
  250.  
  251. Gaming? Steam is there. Move over to speed up the migration of your favourite games. You're in charge.
  252.  
  253. Ancient Apps? 200mb VM boxes that you can pause, rewind, remix, chop edit and dubstep over.
  254.  
  255. Or find out that Linux can run old windows apps better than windows does (because there was no profit for linux in trying to tie platforms and users to upgrade cycles)
  256.  
  257. It's 2014, there's no excuse."
  258.  
  259. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  260.  
  261. "What a sad, sad, sad way to wrap up a firesale."
  262.  
  263. >PLEASE BUY NEW COMPUTERS!
  264.  
  265. "Microsoft: If a computer runs facebook and reddit - then people literally do not need a new computer. Stop being conceited fuckers - just because you weren't able to mask enough planned obsolescence into the shitty computers to try and maintain the upgrade cycle.
  266.  
  267. People: Install Lubuntu, run it from a USB stick even - facebook, reddit, porn - all inside chrome as you're used to! It'll never break and if your computer dies a horrible fan-assisted death, pull out the USB stick and stick it into another piece of iron and dust and you're system will be right where you left it!
  268.  
  269. //I think reddit should start a ONE MILLION LUBUNTU drive - make a neat USB stick with some stuff preconfigured for noobs and send them out to 100,000 redditors, who each give it to ten people, but really help them out and track their progress.
  270.  
  271. ALL THE LUBUNTUS!
  272.  
  273. We could have a social site where each user has a numbered USB stick and get's to give feedback and progress and share their lubuntu story."
  274.  
  275. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  276. - http://www.geekwire.com/2014/microsoft-offers-users-100-credit-new-pc-switch-xp/
  277.  
  278. #########################################
  279.  
  280. Story ---> Linux May Succeed Windows XP As OS of Choice For ATMs
  281.  
  282. "Microsoft have spent massive amounts of money building up shills in all media.
  283.  
  284. * Fake twitter accounts that they actively use.
  285. * Fake mentions of their products in youtube vidoes.
  286. * Fake content and 'fan' responses on here
  287. * Fake comments and alternative stories seeded and pushed
  288. * Fake industry reports claiming their products are doing well
  289.  
  290. (Note how many "omg and the rest" stories came out right after the "Microsoft admits to reading emails".)"
  291.  
  292. ## and another comment on the same story @ reddit.com:
  293.  
  294. "... because it's not about vote rigging it's about propaganda.
  295.  
  296. The subreddit DOES SEEM microsoft-centric BECAUSE of all the shills.
  297.  
  298. Saying you heard someone make that claim, therefore it must be false (because of the shills) is one of the most intellectually depraved statements I've ever come across."
  299.  
  300. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  301. - http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9247096/ATM_operators_eye_Linux_as_alternative_to_Windows_XP
  302.  
  303. #########################################
  304.  
  305. Story ---> January 14, 2007: Apple iPhone Will Fail in a Late, Defensive Move
  306.  
  307. "Microsoft is successful because of timing, theft, lobbying and questionable practices and bribery."
  308.  
  309. - https://www.reddit.com/user/feminist
  310. - http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aRelVKWbMAv0
  311.  
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