This week marks the 2nd anniversary of the first time I met in real life a person under the employ of Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) Latest News about Microsoft. Fresh into a new job and fresh with ideas on how Linux Relevant Products/Services from Sybase ASE Linux Express Edition â FREE was going to take over the world, I relished the opportunity to tear into this poor gentleman who was simply trying to give us some copies of Microsoft Encarta -- their encyclopedia -- for free.
I was strongly against the idea. Accepting free copies of Encarta would mean that we would be forced to run Microsoft Windows. Even if they were to offer free Windows, it would still mean that we would be locked in to a Microsoft system forever and our children would grow up not knowing freedom.