Michael Eriksson
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Links on Microsoft

The following links can help shed a little light on Microsoft:

http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.htmle: Why no MS-Word attachments should be sent.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/halloween/index.htmle: The famous Halloween Documents.

http://www.lugod.org/microsoft/e: A long list with news article on Microsoft.

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut001/pubs/vista_cost.htmle: A thorough discussion of the negative consequences of Vista’s content protection, including issues like reliance on the arbitrariness of Microsoft, system mal/dys-functions, potential denial-of-service attacks, and monetary costs. As the article points out, it is also ineffective...

http://en.windows7sins.org/e: A discussion of problems with Windows 7, in particular, and Microsoft, in general. I stress that I differ from the authors in that they consider some things, e.g. DRM, evil per se, while I merely consider them constantly abused to do evil. (Effectively, “guns kill people” vs. “people kill people”.)