* Posts by Simon Westerby

3 posts • joined 7 Mar 2007

Study: Users pay for Microsoft patent woes

Simon Westerby

RE:Risible level of research

As opposed to all those M$ Sponsored secirty consultants..that assert Windows is more secure etc etc etc

TBH its a non-story, tat wont effect anything More worrying the fact that the £1 is now worth $2 ... and we still pay the same numerical price as in the states for Windows...

So in fact its us poor brits who are sub-sidising M$ ..

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Simon Westerby

lawsuits Not royalties... and other things

Trog,

this calculation is based on "patent-related lawsuits and settlements." not royalty payments, which are a valid part of the OS if included. If M$ want to pass the charge on to customers, then they can, and nobody is arguing with that.

Re Linux:

"power users included have problems installing and configuring it." .. Yes, but once it is configured it doesn't need to be reinstalled every 6 months. Normal everyday users should not need to "Install or configure" Windows never mind Linux, end of. new ideas like the Zero configuration Linux Distros are testement to this.

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Jedi denounce UK sabre ban plan

Simon Westerby

"Fuhrer Tony's"

It'll be Emperor Tony once he's swept away all mindless bureaucracy of the old republic..

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