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    I love those negative antipoints, they don't make a difference to me

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    How can Microsoft destroy the internet?

    Is the first and essential question for this article.....


    Virus, Worms, Monopoly, Billi, Crash ICAAN, and some no importance task has passed for ask this, and all valid for everyone!! ok! i take the list.

    Spam is dangerous for the internet, what is really internet?

    internet is everyone! is us! is each machine connected for make a real world network called internet, internet II bla bla bla....


    How can microsoft destroy that, i don't think so. Microsoft need for us, need for e-commerce, need for take merchant advantage, all us are "consumers" for this big merchant. How microsoft destroy the way for take consumers and potentials..... i don't see logic for the original question:

    How can Microsoft destroy the internet?

    i see a little missinformation, i see the cost for critical especialization for one area, the specialist are so a potential ignorance nuke?


    only my humble vision for this question.....


    Saludos

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    The reason why they don't want any pirated copys, is due to copyright law. People are losing money out there, because none of you bastards can pay for the damn thing. (sorry im a little drunk right now)

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    Well... going through the posts being made by worthy antionliners in this thread for the last four days now.. Sometimes verry good points cited... sometimes getting a little bit personal and sometimes sprouting something completely off the track..

    THis thread has been posted for the views to write a paper on a topic.... I wondered how many serious researchers are there on this forum (this is another point that a lot of equisterian reseach is suggested here)....

    Well going by the side of M$, is going to fetch me even more negative points I know... its not sure whether its because of my non-american profile or because of the hatred of too many ppl for M$... Anywayz... I dont care for the points that I get.... because I m not here for the points only..

    M$ no doubt has some flaws in its marketing strategies and it is being penalised for the same..
    But lets not forget that since the verry beginning, when Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer were not so rich and they were only tech savvy college sophomores, they have contributed a lot in the field... GUI interface was first thought of by them.. thats a different issue that Linux flavours followed the line and introduced XWindows system...

    Lets go even further.. BIll Gates himself modified DOS and gave us MSDOS... so many new features were added to the original IBM's PC DOS.. . well many of them were inherited from UNIX also..

    But knowing the track record of UNIX... it is an OS for Tech Nerds only and not for the laymen... who cant find any meaning in remembering so many switches and options in a single command.. MS DOS simplified the work ... because if everything remained dependant on UNIX there would have not been so many new computer whiz kids all across the globe.. DOS and then M$s Windows simplified the job of creating new computer maniacs..

    They brought the subject out of the cluches of hardcore professionals to a normal man with all its ease and simplicity. That is why they have been successful..

    Well I have not pondered upon whether the existing software licencing mechanism is foolproof or flawed.. We shall need a separate thread for that..

    So computers were helpful to common man because some serious researchers thought about the issue on how a common man could benefit from all this jargon full arena..

    As far as the point of Microsoft destroying the internet concerned ... I dont think thats true..
    The proper caption for the posters paper could be.. Is the present Licensing and Proprietarship mechanism going to kill Innovation...

    Internet is something verry big term and Microsoft is a verry specific target in Paper's caption..May be this thread would have got a lot of Antipoints because of that.. But nobody can deny the realities..

    This thread is already getting too extended and seems that would lead to members balking to go through.. I shall post a separate thread for the issue.. Till then I close for now

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    Gaurav,

    But lets not forget that since the verry beginning, when Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer were not so rich and they were only tech savvy college sophomores, they have contributed a lot in the field... GUI interface was first thought of by them.. thats a different issue that Linux flavours followed the line and introduced XWindows system...
    I'm not going to correct all of your Microsoft statements, I'll stick to one.

    - X was released in 1984, around the same time as Windows 1.0 (announced in november 1983, released in 1985). You can't really say that Linux followed, as you don't develop a whole graphical environment just like that.

    - Apple released the Lisa in 1979, including GUI

    - Xerox released the Alto in 1973, including GUI

    - First mouse and GUI used in the 1960's

    Here is an interesting article for you:

    A History of the GUI

    I won't go into Microsoft bashing, but Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer have mainly excelled at buying (or stealing in the case of Windows) ideas or products from others. They visited Apple to get the Windows idea.

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    Originally posted here by BrainStop
    They visited Apple to get the Windows idea.
    Apple visited Xerox/PARC to get the GUI idea.

    I realy like the way Pirates of Silicon Valley depicts these events..
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    Well Brainstop..

    It was yet another useful reading suggested... Well there are certain remarks which needs correction.. in fact this is the whole purpose of all of us being here...

    I only meant to say that M$ carried computers and its software to the masses with all its ease and simplicity.. I am not a going to be paid by M$ by saying that.. its only an opinion..

    As per the recent reports that M$ is using its monopoly to kill invention... well that may be true to certain extent.... because innovation can come through only when its given freedom...

    There is another logic too 'Innovation begets rewards' ... but what about a person who demands rewards for his innovation. The same may be the case for M$ ppl around there..

    More you ponder more the things get clearer... there has to be a balance between rewards for innovation and freedom for innovation... both things cant go hand in hand...

    I again come to the point previously stated.. M$ carried computers to common man and masses... was it their Marketing or Innovation.. Whatever they are successful folks...

    Question remains how to save the internet from the dangers that such big behemoths may pose. But first it is to recognise is there really a danger from M$, looking at its monopolistic recent background.. Well to certain extent the answer is in affirmative... But certainly that wont be destruction of the Internet

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    I stand corrected

    JinX,

    Originally posted here by the_JinX
    Apple visited Xerox/PARC to get the GUI idea.

    I realy like the way Pirates of Silicon Valley depicts these events..
    Thanks for the correction/improvement. I was just trying to stay concise ...

    And yes, that was an excellent movie/documentary!

    Cheers,

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