So you're in IT? AND you fix computers? One Microsoft product you should try is their spell checker. You can find it in each of the primary Microsoft Office products. And, if you do, the thugs in *the Mafia* won't think you're talking about someone else in *the Maffia*. OK, so they do make a useful product! Sippin my Java Government Estate, roasted FC+, brewed in a Melitta Clarity, and carried to work in a commuter mug for my walking trip into work this morning... Yum. Or is that Yumm? Tough to know, without a good Microsoft Spell Checker... Brett On 7/28/07, Mailing Lists wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
One office wag at our place asked "How much would it cost to have an IT Dept than doesn't 'help' us?". On 7/30/07, Brett Mason wrote: <Snip>
so good marketing is mafia-esque? amusing. <Snip>
On Jul 30, 2007, at 8:25 PM, Leo Zick wrote: <Snip> No issues with good marketing. It's their business tactics that are mafia-like. Read some of the antitrust documents. Ask Compaq who almost lost their license to include Windows on their machines for hiding the IE icon and making Netscape the default browser. Ask Digital Research who was slighted when MS added the check for MS-DOS (or PC-DOS) in Windows 3.1 and would refuse to run - when there was no technical reason to do so. Or ask Apple who MS pretty much copied Quicktime for the beginnings of WMV. (Also, notice that the Mac and Windows cursors are EXACTLY the same shape and size - Mac is black and Windows is white). MS has one goal - to lock you into their products and make getting out near impossible (ask a few companies thinking of switching how their BSA audits are coming). It's in their culture - Embrace, Extend, Extinguish. Don't want to do business with us? We'll sick the BSA/SPA after you and then sue you. Not exactly the same as the Mafia, but darn close.
Any body seen any COFFEE around here? Yah yah, I know, it's "OT", but that doesn't help much - we'd actually like to get back to coffee folks... Brett On 8/1/07, Mailing Lists wrote: <Snip> -- Cheers, Bretthttp://homeroast.freeservers.com
if it is, just get a RICO suit against MS. problem solved, right? <Snip>