[TriLUG] Microsoft NC Case
uncleben at mindspring.com
Mon Jan 26 00:23:43 EST 2004
No, but interestingly enough, I did receive a copy of Microsoft Windows
Services for Unix 3.5 (full, free copy) with my February issue of SysAdmin
magazine (a must subscribe for those of you involved in sysadmin, be it
Solaris, AIX, HP-UX, Linux, or other *nix). I find it even more interesting
that it tells me straight out on the CD sleeve that no registration or
activation is required. That tells me that they're making a big push to
pull Unix users into the Microsoft fold, even if it means that they don't
find out who they are so they can target the marketing machine at them.
Nonetheless, since it does operate on Win2k Pro (SP 3 or later), I'm
thinking of giving it a shot. Like it or not (and honestly, I don't much
mind), interoperability is a major issue with most IT environments, and I am
in favor of any tool that allows that interoperability to happen. I may
even try to recommend this (assuming I like it) for certain applications in
my work environment.
"Those that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."
> -----Original Message-----
> From: trilug-bounces at trilug.org [mailto:trilug-bounces at trilug.org]On
> Behalf Of Jason Purdy
> Sent: Sunday, January 25, 2004 11:42 PM
> To: Triangle Linux Users Group discussion list
> Subject: [TriLUG] Microsoft NC Case
> Has anyone else received a letter in the mail from a "Settlement
> Administrator" that offers Microsoft vouchers as part of a settlement?
> It's part of a case "MJM Investigations, Inc. v. Microsoft Corp." (Nos.
> 00 CVS 4073 and 00 CVS 1246 -- whatever that means... ;)).
> Anyway, I thought it was interesting, b/c there's a scheduled hearing
> for May 27th, 2004 here in Raleigh. Might make a good field trip to go
> and listen ... heck, they're offering you a chance to speak at the
> hearing if you wanted (and filed the proper paperwork).
> I have plenty of other details (why are lawyers so verbose? ... I must
> have 10 pages of small font copy to weed through, just for a voucher?),
> but I'll refrain from flooding here.
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