if anyone sees Linux as a sort of "opposition" then to give you a metaphor some moan about the conservatives U.K but is the real problem that the opposition is not focused, doesn't work together like a football team and is generally "un-savvy" .I have no faith nor confidence in corporations that they will truly do what they say as they build their empires on delusions and illusions, and have more tricks up their sleeves than a Mandrake the Magician.
I sincerely doubt that they can be trusted, mate.Right on, Condobloke!
Taken together, it sounds as if M$ takes the right to use open source and call it their own, patents and all!
Can they really be trusted?
@Condobloke @captain-sensible @Nik-Ken-Bah @AlexzeeIt just leaves one to wonder if they have also seen the error of their ways in the Microsoft Services Agreement.....
Microsoft's Services Agreement:
" To the extent necessary to provide the Services to you and others, to protect you and the Services, and to improve Microsoft products and services, you grant to Microsoft a worldwide and royalty-free intellectual property license to use Your Content, for example, to make copies of, retain, transmit, reformat, display, and distribute via communication tools Your Content on the Services."
With that statement I wholly concur .It seems to me that anyone who believes that Microsoft is looking to protect you, is either uneducated, naive, ignorant, or just plain stupid.
I don't view Linux or FOSS ideology as an opposition but a natural reaction to the likes of MS and Mac as well as the others of their ilk.Linux as a sort of "opposition"
Yeah and even MS fails on that score from my experience of them.There needs to be a place where new users can get quick and friendly 'how to' advice and problem solving.
The real problem, IMHO, is the 'MS Mindset' where all one has to do is point-and-click, not thinking of nor understanding how to get where the User wants to go. As I understand secondhandly, even the 'cmd' command has been deleted from current offerings of MS Windows and tweaking the registry is out of the question. This midset is tantamount to mind control.There needs to be a place where new users can get quick and friendly 'how to' advice and problem solving. . . . This is probably the greatest hindrance to broad acceptance for Linux.
Oh, really? Maybe for those with the aforementioned mindset!. . . but getting friendly, clear and helpful assistance from other users is as rare as hen's teeth.