XFree86 = PORN? Well Microsoft thinks so...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Dippo, Mar 4, 2004.

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    Dippo

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    #1
    Goto MSN.com and search for XFree86 and you be greated the warning
    "You have entered a search term that is likely to return adult content."

    MSN Search Blocking Results For XFree86

    Now, I wouldn't find this as suspect except that terms like "XXX Free86", "XFree86 porn", or even "nude porn sex" doesn't return the warning.

    I am baffled to why Microsoft has done this!
     
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    Fukui

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    #2
    Well, what do you expect. I especially like it when MSNBC blocks any non-ie browser from viewing flash content even if they have the plug-in!! They give you some stupid message about non-compatibility. BS at its finest....
     
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    MrMacMan

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    I read this on /. originally.

    MSN is full of crapola.

    Really, there is no reason to block it, done at all.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Makes Zero sense to me.. anybody who would search for the keyword "XFree86" probably already knows they want to use a *nix.. and is just doing research. They should start filtering out people who might search for "SCO+Microsoft+funding" ;)
     
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    themadchemist

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    If "adult" refers to one's maturity with respect to computing, then I think that Microsoft is right. XFree86 represents a more "adult" version to computing than Microsoft's offerings.
     

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