Selling Linux to Windows Users

H.S. hs.samix at
Tue Dec 9 16:21:35 UTC 2008

Knapp wrote:

> Locking you in? How about treatment of workers (made my friend lie to
> his workers and then they fired the workers and made (do it or loose
> your job too) my friend train Indian workers to replace them, then
> they fired him and the Indians went back to India. (This might have
> been a subcontractor though, in has been to long since all this

I supposed you need to start realizing that this is simple capitalism at
work. The current system that you guys voted in in the US and accepted
over the ages has boiled down to more or less that a corporation's sole
objective is to make money by legal means. See, there is no mention of
morals in this system. Heck, even the term "good faith" is used in
accordance with the profit line. And all means can be made legal by
buying lobbyists and making custom laws if one has tons of money.

If it was legal for the company to train subcontractors and fire their
salaried employees, then what's wrong? Otherwise, why don't the
employees take them to court? As long as the corporation is not doing
something illegal, your system accepts it. But following morals and
conscience ("oh, I will not outsource my job to non-Americans!!"), give
me a break.

If people do not like MS, then vote for your money. If the US population
robustly believes in capitalism, then the success of MS is a pretty nice
proof that most businesses and people actually like MS.

However, only now it is appearing that capitalism is just for the
masses, not for the bathing-in-money execs. They are fine with any
system (socialism, communism, etc.) as long as their profits do not go

(This was so OT!)


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