Microsoft and interoperability with Linux
crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 18:42:33 UTC 2014
Sounds good to me, Chris.
And I thought that email this morning on an alternative to Skype was worth
watching for as well. I'm not a big fan of Skype, although I do use it
when I have to.
On 4 March 2014 12:27, LP <linuxpusher2 at gmail.com> wrote:
> *I frequently am not very good at speaking my mind properly.(Political
> I had a bad car accident in 2005, the Hydro Pole won, the other driver was
> I now have Acquired Brain Injuries in particular dis-inhibition & Memory,
> that means, I say what I think and don't usually worry about offending
> *The above was stated so I hopefully do not upset anyone or start a flame
> *Flame wars are unproductive.*
> So I will simply say "I have Nothing to hide", But I will have my Privacy
> when I choose to.
> I have been watching Microsoft, Bill Gates the nsa, echelon and others for
> a very long time & I don't like what I see.
> *There was a post just today that I approve of, it is related to Skype & a
> free Open Source Software replacement that is in the works right now.*
> *If it were not for Open Discussion without reprisals Linux would Not be
> where it is.*
> *Sometimes we disagree, that is all part of learning.*
> I read this numerous times before I mailed it, fretting if I missed
> something or said something I should not have.
> *Please take it with the productive good intentions that were intended.*
> Sorry it was so long winded and took an hour to post.
> On 3 March 2014 19:28, CrankyOldBugger <crankyoldbugger at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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 gmail.com> 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
>>> 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.
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