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Date:      Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:07:40 +0000
From:      Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>
To:        Matthew Seaman <matthew@FreeBSD.org>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Microsoft announced it is joining The Linux Foundation?
Message-ID:  <20161118120740.cbaf9f31a85b2b19211f5d82@sohara.org>
In-Reply-To: <747a871c-4d34-7c06-0c04-4650f31bb6ce@FreeBSD.org>
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On Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:44:07 +0000
Matthew Seaman <matthew@FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> Microsoft in its aspect as the global cloud computing company is really
> quite different from Microsoft in its aspect as the PC desktop operating
> system company.

	Yes instead of trying to ensure that every computer you can buy
runs Windows, that every corporate email system runs on Exchange etc. and
everybody has to pay to stay up to date, they want to ensure that as much of
your data as possible lives on their servers so you have to keep paying to
get at it with rented applications. It's still a lock-in strategy.

-- 
Steve O'Hara-Smith <steve@sohara.org>



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