Yeah.. about every 2 or 3 years...Originally posted by Greg
Ever had to buy a "new version" of a Microsoft product in order to get the the bug fixes to the previous version?
I agree, it is for that reason that I have been trying to ween myself away from their products and use alternatives. Slowly it is becoming easier to do so for the home user. The software for my weather station now has a Linux version available and I notice more of the after market vendors have Linux and Mac versions available. It will be harder though for businesses to make the change. For example, where I work all the parts pricing databases and service manuals to maintain warranty authorization require the latest version of Windows and IE. Sony Electronics is one of them. Of course every time a company has to update their systems that is passed on to customers.Originally posted by Greg
The point in this case is MS's long standing arrogant policy and practice to bypass legal and moral business laws for their sole benefit at the expense of their customers.
Thank goodness for Linux...the next 3 - 5 years is going to be interesting.