*sigh* Ballmer again...
Posted 20 October 2004 - 10:58 AM
Ballmer wants $100 PCs because he thinks it will curb piracy. Wait a second, he wants PC manufacturers to lower their prices because Microsoft is losing out? Since when do PC manufacturers have much choice about the OS they install on their consumer computers? After all, the world *needs* Windows to run most consumer software, right?
Really, Ballmer, why does Microsoft charge $200 for a full (non-upgrade) version of WinXP Pro? Hmm... let's see here, in the event to curb piracy, and more people PIRATE SOFTWARE than hardware, who do you think should lower their prices? I can build a cheap PC, but why pay for Windows when the internet could give it to me for free?!
Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:04 AM
Posted 20 October 2004 - 11:13 AM
(BTW I own a legal copy myself)
Posted 20 October 2004 - 08:47 PM
He's also like Bush. You want him gone, but life will be much more boring with out him.
Posted 21 October 2004 - 08:24 AM
Posted 21 October 2004 - 09:08 AM
Hey man, I have a heavy door that keeps swinging shut at the most inopportune times.
Something has to keep the damn thing open.
Posted 21 October 2004 - 02:17 PM
Posted 21 October 2004 - 04:05 PM
Posted 23 October 2004 - 07:35 AM
By the way, you can't really pirate hardware, unless they've invented the replicator. If not, wouldn't pirating hardware be considered shoplifting?