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Linux.com: Microsoft Desperately Wants My Love--and Yours

Dec 12, 2006, 23:30 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Robin Miller)

"I spent December seventh, eighth, and ninth in Seattle as Microsoft's guest. Microsoft flew me there from Florida at its expense, put me up in a nice hotel, provided decent food, and comped me and four other invitees to this 'special conference' with presentations about the marvels of Vista and other recent or upcoming Microsoft products. They didn't quite play the old Beatles song 'Love Me Do' in the background, but it was the event's unstated theme. And, as a free bonus, Microsoft gave me a free Zune to pass on to a developer who wants to put Linux on it or make a utility that will allow it to interact with a PC running Linux.

"I went to work before the appetizers were served at the opening supper by asking event organizer Nick White (whose business card describes him as 'Product Manager, Windows Marketing Communications') why I should trust a company whose CEO consistently threatens to sue me and other Linux users over unspecified patent violations..."

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