Have these guys never heard of Linux?

Suspended
Joined
4 Aug 2003
Posts
3,054
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has urged Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates to intercede in a computer piracy case against a Russian headteacher.

The plea came in an open letter published on Mr Gorbachev's website.

Microsoft representatives in Russia brought the case against Alexander Ponosov, accused of running pirated software on school computers.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has also criticised the prosecution of Mr Ponosov, in Perm, east of Moscow.

Mr Gorbachev's letter, on the website run by his charitable foundation, said "many people in Russia regard this scandalous case as trumped-up, launched on the initiative of Microsoft corporation to set a precedent". BBC Link
SuSE, Fedora, Debian, Firefox, Thunderbird, OpenOffice, etc., etc., etc.

Stuff Micro$oft :mad:
 
Permabanned
Joined
10 Apr 2004
Posts
13,122
Location
Darlington, County Durham
knowledge123 said:
I'm using a Mac, at this very moment :D
empty-room-care.jpg
 
Soldato
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
8,444
Location
Leamington Spa
Damn Microsoft for protecting their intellectual property! :mad:
They should just give out all their software for free and all their employees should work on a voluntary basis.

Presumably using pirated software is illegal even in Russia so why shouldn't microsoft take legal action?
 
Soldato
Joined
18 Oct 2002
Posts
8,162
Location
The Land of Roundabouts
But linux > mac as its free :p
Anyway this aint a MS, Linux Mac bashing thread!!

The guy used pirated software he should face the consequences simple as, if you cant do the time dont do the crime. He should have made sure the software was legit in the first place.
 
Caporegime
Joined
28 Jun 2005
Posts
48,104
Location
On the hoods
paradigm said:
Thats just backwards.

Mac = FreeBSD

FreeBSD = *nix based

Linux = *nix based

Thus MacOS (supported and bug free) > Linux.

That's probably true, but for the wrong reasons, as Mac OS X is not FreeBSD. It's a BSD implementation of Unix, via NextStep and OpenStep.
 
Back
Top Bottom