[Novalug] Is Microsoft dying???
jhart at kevla.org
Sat Oct 30 21:52:31 EDT 2010
> On 10/29/2010 11:40 AM, The Doctor wrote:
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>> On 10/28/2010 09:26 PM, Peter Larsen wrote:
>>> FUD from corporations like Microsoft. Does anyone here remember the
>>> performance battle between MS and Linux on Samba and Apache?
>> Or MySQL vs. PostgreSQL vs. SQLserver.. because the license of SQLserver
>> specifically forbids benchmarking. Or at least it did when people tried
>> to do so eight to ten years ago.
>> SQLserver 2k5 forbids benchmarking without prior written permission:
> This is most likely Unenforceable and a Restraint of Trade. Most likely
> the only true "Remedy" they would have is refusing to allow whoever did
> this to be a customer.
> Any three people could get together, form a dummy corporation and do
> this. M$ might even win a judgment and be able to "seize their entire
> assets, but there really wouldn't be any to speak of.
Sounds like fun. I'm in...
Now just need a few others to join.
> And the publicity would be terrible...M$ afraid to put their products to
> the test.
> Heck their may even be Government regulations that require software to
> be tested and evaluated...and guess which ones would win out?
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