Originally Posted by Namslas90
10% of the people have 90% of the money!!
There is nothing you can do about it, this is a fact and has been for thousands of years.
OH, I dunno about that...
E.G.-> I've seen some folks like that take QUITE THE BEATING in history before & oddly, they don't seem to LEARN from history very well either.
Just the "nature of the beast"... & I do think it is whom I suspect @ the root of this & other 'world problems' now... the 10% that control 90% of this nation's wealth @ least (USA).
I mean, lol, do you think that "they" got their money TOTALLY honestly? LOL... man, I hope not.
Very often, anybody w/ HUGE wealth (or, bodies w/ huge wealth) have to STOMP others into the dirt, to get it... making enemies all the time along their way.
P.S.=> I'd like to tell you all, something along the lines of "HOLD ONTO YOUR COPIES OF 2000/XP/SERVER 2003" but, it's only a matter of time before they don't get updated/upgraded anymore & won't run (or fully @ least) on the PC's of the future.
Sure, you can TRY to hold onto a machine that STILL functions w/ the older OS, but only a matter of time before it breaks down & you won't be able to find replacement parts for it too.
E.G.-> Someone (forum will remain unnamed) asked me for a copy of Os/2 recently, & I told them "I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND IT ON TODAY'S RIGS, BECAUSE I DOUBT IT HAS DEVICE SUPPORT FOR THEIR PARTS FULLY IF AT ALL NOW"
This is going to happen on the older Windows OS' too, given time. Damn shame this DRM crap.
I'll tell you 1 thing, were I Bill Gates (probably oversimplifying it, but here goes):
If the U.S. gov't., the RIAA, or anyone (like most governments unfortunately are via corruption, graft, or other forms of coercion & blackmail - another bought & paid for entity imo largely) tried to push MY company around, the way MS has been pursued?
LOL, I would have told them "Hey, Canada's next door - I can jump ship to them & I'd wager they'd take me with open arms, so SCREW YOU!"
Because, guys: After reading the above, & agreeing w/ AshenSugar's assessment of who is driving this? Well... I am pretty sure MY conclusion is correct, & it's NOT "purely Microsoft" ALONE, here guys, FAR from it! apk