"Microsoft acknowledged that it was the pirated versions of Windows, that made it a Househoold name and the success it is today.
The more copies that flood the market, the more people talk about it and word gets round if something is good"
This item explains the point ..... It's all about retaining market share, familiarity with a product etc. and the lack of users switching to Linux.
" :bigsmile:..... < visions of over-sensitive programmer living in his Windmill>..... :bigsmile: "
This was a joke, you plonker ..... and was in no way intended to be defamatory, as well you know, that's why I added the smileys and why you took them off, when you quoted my post.
Definition of defame :
to damage the reputation of a person or group by saying or writing bad things about them which are not true:
I hardly think my humour would do that, but it was obviously "over your head"
I'm not sure how your potted history of your on-line activities, for the past 19 years is of any relevance, but if it is accurate, it's a pity you didn't learn some etiquette and manners along the way.
Oh ... and btw, whilst we are point scoring, the word used by Peter was pejorative ... nothing like derogative
Definition of pejorative :
disapproving or suggesting that something is not good or is of no importance.
Do try to keep up
Anyway enough said ... I wo'nt be posting further to this thread.
If the mods want to close it, that's fine by me, but that decision is theirs my friend and not yours, however important you may feel in your other forums
Quote : "It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice"