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Subject: Microsoft prepares security assault on Linux

On Wed, Nov 12, 2003 at 04:15:14PM -0800, Charles E. Hill wrote:
> > 2. A commercial company providing with liability (and responsibility)
> > for the software you use (in other words - someone to blame).
> What commercial software company actually offers guarantees and some form
> of liability?  I've *never* heard of anyone successfully suing MS or
> Oracle or anyone else for their software screwing up.  SAYING you can
> blame Microsoft is one thing -- doing it (other than pointing fingers) is
> another.

I now for four times acted as following:

I bought a single support call from Microsoft. We together detected that
my problem was caused by errors in Microsoft code. They corrected. I
paid nothing because Microsoft's support is free if the error was caused
by errors of Microsoft. The support was friendly, helpful and quick.

That is one reason because I have nothing against Microsoft. Of course,
no one paid me the work I did. And there are big problems with Windoze 2k
and WiXP, sometimes so big problems that I will not use such systems except
if I'm forced to.

Windows NT is getting worse. Unfortunately.
For security reasons Windows is disastrous.

Volker Birk, Postfach 1540, 88334 Bad Waldsee, Germany
Phone +49 (7524) 912142, Fax +49 (7524) 996807,, Deutsches IRCNet fdik!

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