Microsoft and interoperability with Linux

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at
Tue Mar 4 00:28:06 UTC 2014

A well-worded reply, Georges.  Bonus points for the Latin!

I, too, have had enough of Microsoft in recent years.  While it would be
hard to put together a list of all of the things they've done that have
upset me, let's just say the top three items are the horrors of Windows
8.x, the horrors of Office 2013, and even more horrifying, they dropped
Technet!  The bastards!

But while I was sulking in my misery, I discovered Linux.  And I forced
myself to learn it better.  Now I'm happier than I ever was with Microsoft.
 So there's a silver lining in every dark cloud (unless that cloud is
hosted by Amazon....)

On 3 March 2014 18:46, Georges Rodier <georges.rodier at> wrote:

> Mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. My apologies to one and all for my poorly
> crafted expressions of emotion evident in my original posting on
> Microsoft and Interoperability with Linux. Rest assured that I shall
> never again let such language appear in any future posting to an Ubuntu
> website or mailing list. It is clear that only a drop or two of vitriol
> can ignite some sort of flame war and such is certainly not needed
> here.
> However, my deeply felt distrust, dislike and thorough antipathy for the
> mega dollar company headquartered in Redmond, Washington, has its roots
> in a ten-year stint supporting users of its almost pervasive server and
> desktop operating systems and especially its office suites.
> No doubt the fellow from Redmond was promoting his company's foray into
> interoperability but he did claim to be a developer there responsible
> for their developing and promoting interoperability. All the same, I
> ought not to have been intemperate in my expression and upon reflexion
> do think it would have been better had I just not posted at all.
> Lastly, I do hope that any who have considered leaving this mailing list
> will remain. I deeply regret that any have left due either to my posting
> or to any of the responses to it.
> Georges
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