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Re: [SLE] Microsoft faces steep fines over Passport
  • From: - <bespincity@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 19 May 2003 02:43:00 -0700
  • Message-id: <200305190243.00498.bespincity@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 19 May 2003 00:37, Praise wrote:
> Alle 15:06, sabato 10 maggio 2003, zentara ha scritto:
> > On Fri, 9 May 2003 21:47:29 +0100
> >
> > LinuxWorld999 <linuxworld999@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > >On Friday 09 May 2003 21:37, Fred A. Miller wrote:
> > >> Microsoft faces steep fines over Passport
> > >
> > ><snip>
> > >I do find it surprising that given m$'s flaky reputation as far as
> > > security is concerned, people actually trust M$ to protect their
> > > confidential data. A bit like asking the local gangster and armed
> > > robber to look after one's money. :(
> > >
> > >Might trust SuSE though :)
> >
> > Yeah, I always wonder about that. Since Microsoft is a public company,
> > what if a rich gangster consortium decided to buy them out, and put
> > their people in control. It might cost them a fortune, but the payoff
> > could be huge since they would be able to have access to all that
> > "Microsoft-protected data" out there.
>
> Strange, I thought gangsters were already there. I do not think they would
> not use all the "M$-protected data" for their targets.
>
> Praise

After some serious (and dangerous) consultation with Don Vito, Don Vito
issued the following statement: (imagine Brando In Godfather voice) " Uhhhhh
..... I dont uhhhh .... really like these microsoft punks ... and uhhhh from
what I see, I like this kid uhhh ... Whats his name? .... Uhh oh yeah Linux,
and they best leave Linux alone if they know what is good for them.

At which point kissed his ring and narrowly escaped to bring you this report.

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