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MacBytes
Dec 13, 2006, 07:57 AM
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Link: I'd buy a Mac if I didn't work for Microsoft (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20061213085721)
Description:: Microsoft's James Allchin made the comment in a 2004 e-mail to colleagues

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redAPPLE
Dec 13, 2006, 08:26 AM
a gutsy thing to say. if he weren't rich, i would try to rally people to pitch in, so he could get a mac.

:cool:

tk421
Dec 13, 2006, 04:45 PM
Iowa's counsel also presented evidence designed to show that an ostensibly charitable program from Microsoft for developing countries and schools was actually designed to ensure that Windows remained preinstalled on PCs to discourage competition from the open-source Linux operating system.

The so-called Education Government Incentive (or Edgi) program, appears "to be based on Microsoft generosity, but in fact the program is intended only for use where Linux is a threat," according to Roxanne Conlin, co-counsel for Iowa.

That is really low. Microsoft sucks. :mad:

And then this one was kind of funny:
Conlin also presented evidence of a job description for Bill Gates' technical assistant, whose primary duty was to make sure no permanent record of Gates' e-mail existed, Conlin said, according to transcripts.

SPUY767
Dec 13, 2006, 07:01 PM
That is really low. Microsoft sucks. :mad:

And then this one was kind of funny:

That's easy, just make sure that you're using a mac and it's 35-hash secure erase feature. Oh, and a small hard drive.

Snowy_River
Dec 14, 2006, 12:11 PM
Conlin also presented evidence of a job description for Bill Gates' technical assistant, whose primary duty was to make sure no permanent record of Gates' e-mail existed, Conlin said, according to transcripts.

You've got to imagine that this would be one hellish job. The copies that are on Mr. Gates' computer would be the easy ones. Then you'd have to track down the recipients to ensure that they deleted the emails, and didn't archive them in any way. Then you'd have to double check the primary mail servers to see that they don't have any kind of archiving going on.

And that would be for everyone that Bill sent an email to!