2006 – told M$ that M$ would never be able to compete in the longterm without embracing FLOSS
2006 – started collaboration with FLOSS for interoperability
2007 – killed “Get The FUD”
2009 – GPL contribution to Linux
Well, M$ have have softened but they can’t undo the harm they did for decades promoting the EULA from Hell and monopoly. They’ve lost my custom forever.
About Robert Pogson
I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
My observations and opinions about IT are based on 40 years of use in science and technology and lately, in education. I like IT that is fast, cost-effective and reliable. My first use of GNU/Linux in 2001 was so remarkably better than what I had been using, I feel it is important work to share GNU/Linux with the world. Now that I'm retired I still use GNU/Linux on every computer in my home except the smartphones which run Android/Linux.
Lately, I've been giving lots of thought to the world I inherited and which I will leave to my descendants. I'm planting grass, trees, flowers and vegetables in my large lot and I've ordered a Solo EV. I plan to charge my Solo by means of a tracking solar array. Life is good if you have a purpose. I do.