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Internet Week: Just Try Suing Microsoft

Mar 27, 1999, 17:26 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by David Kastrup)

"This concerns Ellis Booker's editorial "Vendor Interests Are Driving This Leg Of The Linux Movement" (March 8, page 28), in which he wrote that companies "are more than willing to pay an OS license for the right to sue somebody if things go wrong."

"Well, we all know that lots of things go wrong with NT. Take alone all of the security alerts and the frequent complaints about NT crashing. When was the last time a company sued Microsoft for crashing software, late delivery or nonworking functionality? The answer is that it would be a waste of money."

"Read the license. There are no guarantees for anything to work."

"Now, Linux, like Microsoft software, comes without any guarantees. But if there is an ugly bug lurking in it for which the developers are not responsive, you are not screwed."

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