[SATLUG] Microsoft is now using Linux!

Daniel Wallace danielwallace at gtmanfred.com
Fri Oct 30 08:36:30 CDT 2015


They actually just changed it. Alphabet's slogan is "do the right thing"

http://www.wsj.com/articles/BL-DGB-43666

On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 7:50 AM Joe <null.div.zero at gmail.com> wrote:

> Evil Empire....   Hmm.    You know Google's slogan actually is "Don't be
> Evil".... And,  who do they think they're fooling?
> Sent from my Android phone.
>
> Uh oh!  We all need these companies,  but we don't like their business
> practices,  and we're too few to effect change in those big companies.
> So,  we get mad,  and "I've had it with so and so; they're the Devil"  but
> then we're odd,  and people look at us a little sideways.
> My two cents: technology may very well be Evil.   It's a source of stress,
> our great communication systems often just leave us to our neurosis induced
> misunderstandings.   So,  if you're having the "so and so tech company is
> the Devil,  with a capital D"  blues, take yourself a break.   Make it a
> point to put the phone down for an hour.   Better yet,  go camping,  and
> try to make fire without a match/lighter.   Unplug
> On Oct 29, 2015 11:20 PM, "country" <glenn.toothman at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > hahaha, well, just for the record, I have worked for MS in my work career
> > (I'm well retired now) MS has been using UNIX from the beginning, even
> > after windows took off and became successful, if you can see the code it
> is
> > UNIX..
> >
> >
> > Nuff said, I'm headed off to bed, my days of all nighters have long past
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 9:35 PM, Alan Lesmerises <
> alesmerises at satx.rr.com>
> > wrote:
> >
> > > On 10/29/2015 10:06 AM, Brad Knowles wrote:
> > >
> > >> On Oct 29, 2015, at 12:19 AM, Leo Midha <leoem at stealth3.com> wrote:
> > >>
> > >> Microsoft is not the big evil empire it once was.  Hell, Alphabet and
> > >>> Apple may be worse in their own ways.  you don't like Microsoft,
> sure.
> > >>>
> > >> Microsoft might not be the One and Only Evil Empire that it once was,
> > but
> > >> it’s still Evil-with-a-Capital-E, and it’s still definitely an
> > >> Empire-with-a-Capital-E.
> > >>
> > >> Just because Google and Oracle are also Evil Empires that must now be
> > >> contended with, doesn’t necessarily make Microsoft any less Evil.
> > >>
> > >> The enemy of my enemy is not always my friend.
> > >>
> > >>
> > >> As for Microsoft stealing from other companies and other OSes, where’s
> > >> the news in that?  They’ve been doing that for … how many decades?
> > >>
> > >> But jesus, someone post an interesting article, and boom - the nuts
> fall
> > >>> from the trees….
> > >>>
> > >> If continuing to hate Microsoft makes me a nut in your book, then I’m
> > >> fine with that.  In that case, I think that I would rather be a nut.
> > >>
> > >> --
> > >> Brad Knowles <brad at shub-internet.org>
> > >> LinkedIn Profile: <http://tinyurl.com/y8kpxu>
> > >>
> > >
> > > Well, you know what they say -- Sometimes you feel like a nut,
> sometimes
> > > you don't!
> > >
> > >
> > > Al Lesmerises
> > > --
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