Posted by: Anonymous
on August 25, 2008 01:26 PM
How's your history mate? Can you tell me how many companies have entered into a partnership or agreement with Microsoft and prospered? Do you know how many times Microsoft has been convicted of abusing its monopoly? Do you believe that Microsoft has ever done anything to benefit anyone other than itself? Have you been following the OOXML saga (travesty)? Do you realise that Bill Gates is a thief, a cheat, a liar and a fraud, and that Steve Ballmer is just as bad?
Here's the way it is: mono is just another poison pill from Redmond, and it doesn't matter if you suck it for a day, or a month, or a year - the poison will eventually do its job. Mono has no place in Linux, and articles about it have no place on this web site. Get rid of mono out of Linux, and tell all the shills and trolls to get themselves a copy of Vista - they're welcome to it.
And Sandy, as for 'respect', do you think that Microsoft has ever shown anyone any respect? When they have driven their competitors out of businesses, put people out of work, perhaps destroyed families in the process - was that respect? Microsoft should be excluded utterly and entirely from the open source world; they should be starved of oxygen until they expire.