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32BitsOnline: The Juggernaut's new license [MS reimaging charge]

Aug 25, 2000, 19:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Clifford Smith)

"Their newest licensing schemata is right out of one of Mario Puzo's novels. And, I honestly do not know if Sonny Corleone could have come up with a better plan to shave yet more money from the helpless addicts of their fine Uptime Roulette Wheel, their VBScript Crap Table, or all of the hostages in the "M$ Uber Alles" Theme Park and Casino, for that matter. Call it the "Double Bill," after their Founder and chief softie architect. Apparently this is all so confusing that as many as 60% of the "Enterprise" customers could be in direct violation of their licensing agreements."

"I don't know what it's going to take for the peasants to storm the castle and make toast of the good Doktors' Monster, but something has to be done. Even those least understood and most hated Nosferatu-looking LAWYERS have rules against double billing."

"In other Monopoly Newz, it seems that spunky Ballmer is at it again with the name calling; according to the Ballmiester, LINUX IS COMMUNISM. This is no secret. Everyone knows that LINUX is actually a plot to take over the world through secret messages in the tcp/ip stack that when played backwards spells out "This LAN is your LAN," an update of the old Woodie Guthrie song. And just as soon as all of us card-carrying Pinko Penguins get control of the LAN's, we're going to take over the WANs. This won't be too hard once the "Powers that Be" figure out how much the above alluded to Licensing Scheme is really going to cost them..."

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