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RE: Calif. cities, counties sue Microsoft



Glass stomach installed and ready ... no monkeys yet ... 

Sadly you miss the point and that point is that lawsuits WILL NOT cause
M$ to lose any of what it's gained. Are you saying that Novell was sued
and that is why they lost the desktop and server war with M$? I find
that a surprising stand ... since it's not backed up with anything like
fact. Or maybe your saying that Novell lost due to the Feds imposing
sanctions due to a court settlement? Again not supported by facts. So
what exactly are you comparing? We are talking about LAWSUITS not the
failure of Novell to properly leverage it's base against M$. 

As a avid Novell user (and CNA) my only hope is that Novell, now backed
up by their SuSE acquisition, will finally get it right after far too
long. But again this is not the point.

The point is that LAWSUITS will not cause M$ sufficient monetary damage
to do any good. They are entrenched and until their legs are cut out
from under them (via Novell, Linux, or anyone else good enough) they
will weather these stupid lawsuits all the while painting themselves as
the "good business wronged". 

And that makes me wonder who is pulling the strings in Cali that once
again put M$ in the spotlight ... remember there is no bad press when
you can say "look we already settled this they are just after blood from
a stone". The government (et all) already gets STEEP discounts on
software so this is tailor made for a PR coup for M$.

Now do you get the point?

Paul P.


-----Original Message-----
From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Tom Adelstein
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2004 11:31 AM
To: General Red Hat Linux discussion list
Subject: RE: Calif. cities, counties sue Microsoft


I suspect Monkies will fly out of your ass. 

I was marketing a product not too long ago and couldn't seem to get
traction. I had one vendor with 97% of the market and 90% of all PC
nodes. They had a office productivity suite with 95% of the market and a
mail server and client that had a similar share. It did calendaring,
email, sharing, etc. They also had the majority of accounting packages
running on their system.

That company's name was Novell.

I was promoting NT 3.1 at the time. No one wanted our server, much less
our desktop.

So, have a glass stomach implanted so you can see. Cause obviously you
don't.




On Mon, 2004-08-30 at 10:23, IT Dept wrote:
> Oh yeah just like all the others cost M$ soooo much. :P Why M$ is
> barely hanging on, they are losing all kinds of money 
> (http://itmatters.com.ph/news/news_04172003b.html), their market cap 
> is down 
> (http://money.cnn.com/2004/07/20/technology/microsoft/index.htm),
> and it looks like they will soon fold up shop.
> 
> Yeah, and monkies might fly out of my ass.
> 
> It makes one wonder just who's idea it was to once again put M$ in the
> spotlight as the horrible tyrant? There is a saying that there is no 
> such thing as bad press (unless your going to jail or into backrupcy) 
> and once again we see California hauling ass to the courts ... over 
> what? The fact that CA's government can't get a part of the settlement

> pie. Problem is they NEVER PAY RETAIL on any software they buy 
> (INCLUDING and especially M$, trust me on this, it's all licensing) 
> and the settlement is for retail and OEM customers!
> 
> So just what is the point here? Either a) they (Cali) wants all the
> low cost software they got for FREE now that M$ is getting a new one 
> cut which is unrealistic or b) someone wants to try and keep painting 
> M$ and the sad beaten on corporation that has already give till it 
> hurt (yeah right ... vouchers? For more M$ stuff?! Yeah, that hurts 
> ... it truly pains them to give away more of their products thus 
> flooding the market with more M$ stuff and thus ensuring they keep 
> their share of desktops and profits up ... truly tragic <sarcasim>) 
> and thus should be pitied.
> 
> I dislike M$ but lawsuits only pay the suits ... even the M$ ones
> eventually. It only serves as a write off (if they can even win which 
> I
> doubt) and free press for M$ and does little to even the playing
field.
> This particular lawsuit just a waste of time. 
> 
> Paul P.
> 
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: redhat-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:redhat-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Stephen W
> Sent: Saturday, August 28, 2004 4:25 PM
> To: RH discussion; SuSE OT List; linux users
> Subject: Calif. cities, counties sue Microsoft
> 
> 
> This could cost M$ many big ones...  :-)
> 
> http://washingtontimes.com/upi-breaking/20040828-080804-6845r.htm
> 
> 
> 
> 
> =====
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> Sarasota, FL
> 
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> 
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