Microsoft & Government

Discussion in 'Ethics, Morality, & Justice' started by kmguru, Jul 25, 2001.

  1. kmguru Staff Member

    Whatever your feelings are towards the Microsoft products, chances are that will be using their products for computation. And if US Government has its way, you will pay higher to add programs such as Media Player, Video Player and other future ideas that you could have gotten free as a part of the Operating System.

    It is called spreading the wealth. Who said, socialists are the only ones, want to spread the wealth? Have you noticed that every blank cassette or CD R/W you buy, you pay a little extra that goes to the rich recording artists?

    It is another form of tax and subsidy. And Microsoft should realize it and back off fighting the city hall.

    NEWS: WASHINGTON -- The Senate Judiciary Committee will examine whether Microsoft is improperly shutting out rivals and hurting consumers, wading into an antitrust dispute as the company prepares to release the new version of its Windows operating system.

    Hurting consumers? Give me a break.....
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  3. wet1 Wanderer Registered Senior Member

    Hurting Consumers

    That's just another way to say that some of the P.A.C.'s have issue with Microsoft getting the lion's share of profits. If the government will just step in and help them then they won't have to go out and get or develop something better that the public would want. (The old build a better mousetrap)

    Right or wrong and whatever your feelings, (the readers) are about the issue. It still does not change the fact that the world runs on Microsoft products. If you do business in the world today and do not have the current version you will not be doing business long. The world is connected, passes info along by use of the computer and it's related products. You may hate it or love it but use it you will. I know that there are some members on this forum that are devoted to Linux OS, others that are devoted to Mac. Neither have the base of user support to rival that of Microsoft. It is the standard of business. If the PACs have there way, it still will not change for now. Anything that comes out will have to talk to a Microsoft product in the world of business or it will be of no use. You can not sell the public something they will not have. If it doesn't communicate they will not have it.
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  5. Corp.Hudson Registered Senior Member


    Many businesses thrive by using Linux, Macintosh, or BEos.

    Microsoft has never had a monopoly, and probably never will.

    Sure, it may be easier to use Windows because it is what you are used to, but that doesnt make it a monopoly. That makes it the standard, but not a monopoly.

    BTW, I use Windows

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  7. kmguru Staff Member

    Re: lol

    The IT consulting company I work for has 28,000 employees and does business with Global 1000 companies. We have not seen Mac, BEOS and seen very little Linux (Mostly Solaris, HPUX, OS/400, VMS, OS/390 at high end).
  8. Bebelina Valued Senior Member


    Well, I hope it goes well for them , because I have money placed there....

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