[Wolves] M$ comes up with another money spinner....

Kevanf1 kevanf1 at gmail.com
Sun Jan 4 16:17:30 UTC 2009

2009/1/3 Andy Wootton <andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk>:
> Kevanf1 wrote:
>> I had to check it was January 1st not April 1st when I saw this:
>> http://news.zdnet.com/2424-9595_22-256995.html
>> Agreed, this business model does work with mobile phones.  How many
>> home based mobile phone builders are there though?  I refer to home
>> builders of PC's probably not being able to upgrade or otherwise tweak
>> these machines.  I read into these 'subscription PC's' a locked in,
>> closed source hardware model similar to MS's closed source software.
> I was thinking more: thinnish client tied into services in 'the cloud'
> that always take you to the company shop. The exact opposite of Freedom.
> They'll make it really easy too and people will willingly pay extra to
> have their freedom taken away in exchange for an easy life (see
> iPod/iTunes.)

Allied to this how many of you have seen the new poster campaign by
Microsoft?  The one with the slogan:

"Windows, a world without boundarys".

I think I have the wording right but if don't that is the sentiment.
I can't help but think that first they should be prosecuted by Trading
Standards and secondly that the best prison is one in which the
prisoners cannot see the bars..

Kevan Farmer
Linux user #373362

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