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    Quote Originally Posted by pappubahry
    When are the courts going to do something about Notepad always coming with Windows?
    And calculator!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    There isn't a person on the planet who actually believes the product is quality. Carry on!
    Mr Duggan. Are you sure? Or do I have to prove you wrong (yet again!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian_Jones
    Mr Duggan. Are you sure? Or do I have to prove you wrong (yet again!)
    Yes, I am sure that there isn't one single person in the whole entire world who believes that Microsoft's products are quality (except for Miranda).
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappubahry
    When are the courts going to do something about Notepad always coming with Windows?
    Notepad++ FTW

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trahald
    Notepad++ FTW
    /agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    /agree
    Let's not forget Calculator++
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    However, I would suggest - and events seem to support my position - that none of this would have been enforced upon Microsoft had it not been such an obnoxious squisher of competition in years gone by.
    Let me correct you - none of this would have been enforced upon Microsoft had it not been such a commercial success without (at least fifteen years ago) spending millions on lobbying and it's competitors being as clueless commercially as leftist governments around the world.

    No wonder commercially clueless leftist governments run to rescue (I should say provide unfair advantage to) commercially clueless companies.

    I know that referring to commercially clueless leftist governments in argument with Gunner is akin to unconventional warfare
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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg

    I know that referring to commercially clueless leftist governments in argument with Gunner is akin to unconventional warfare

    good move !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Igor_Goldenberg
    Let me correct you
    Pfft!

    We'll have to disagree, as we did last time this debate emerged. You say what you do (above). I say that regardless of the dynamism of the competitors (and they certainly were dynamic) there is one very simple reason why Apple and Netscape and a raft of other products died in the cradle - and that's because they were starved of oxygen and market exposure.

    I won't be debating any further save to note as I have done here that we disagree. Oooops - except for one thing. We all agree that a substandard and regressive product achieved world domination. Go figure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Oooops - except for one thing. We all agree that a substandard and regressive product achieved world domination. Go figure.
    figures if you factor in the "bang for your buck" aspect of this substandard and regressive product ? (but you may well be right , that apple was stifled at birth , i don't know the history)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    figures if you factor in the "bang for your buck" aspect of this substandard and regressive product ? (but you may well be right , that apple was stifled at birth , i don't know the history)
    Not so much referring to Apple. Apple's doing just fine despite the inhibition of competition. I'm referring to all the other companies that never were. Odd that the choice was Microsoft or nothing for PCs!!! Hello! Tap tap!
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    Chicken or the Egg

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Not so much referring to Apple. Apple's doing just fine despite the inhibition of competition. I'm referring to all the other companies that never were. Odd that the choice was Microsoft or nothing for PCs!!! Hello! Tap tap!
    but did microsoft provide the superior "bang for your buck" product in the early days ,thus quashing competitors ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axiom
    but did microsoft provide the superior "bang for your buck" product in the early days ,thus quashing competitors ?
    perhaps. perhaps not. the others didn't get any oxygen.

    BTW if Microsoft was best in class, God help the rest of us. And further, if any other companies wanted their emerging OS software bundled (at no charge) with PCs (like Microsoft bundled their free software to kill Netscape) it certainly never happened.

    Which software did you try and reject in favour of Microsoft on your PC?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind
    Let's not forget Calculator++
    I had no idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Which software did you try and reject in favour of Microsoft on your PC?
    A: Linux (On at least 3-4 occasions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gunner Duggan
    Which software did you try and reject in favour of Microsoft on your PC?
    good point , i use firefox (it's much quicker)

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