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32. Re: etc., etc. Jul 29, 2012, 12:14 HorrorScope
 
Dev wrote on Jul 29, 2012, 04:26:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 28, 2012, 22:58:
It's possible but I'm not a person that always throws out the slipper slope card at any chance. We'll see. Yes the bios situation is underhanded and expect that one to end up in court.
And would you have predicted that MS would make what they obviously plan to be the most popular part of windows (metro) walled off so only apps approved by them can be run?

As for BIOS locking in court, so? As I said before, MS doesn't care about multi hundred million fines (or even billion dollar ones, did that billion dollar fine from EU ever actually get MS to change its behavior? Oh wait, they are doing the BIOS lockout, so that would be a no). And it would probably take 5+ years anyway, and by then the effect MS desires (locking people into windows for a bunch of years during the initial implementation of a strategy that might drive some into alternatives) would already have happened.

The Courts have more then fined MS in the past, they have made them alter code, they could pay a fine and be told you cannot do this and the bios's need to be altered. That wouldn't be setting a precedence, it's already happened to them.

And I get your point, but I can't slippery slope many things otherwise I live in a world of fear and paranoia. So that card comes out for things like Bill of Rights and not desktop UI rights for me. However if it becomes clearer and clearer they are locking everything out, I reserve the right to change my mind. I just don't like to cry wolf too early. I'm still learning on what is going on here.
 
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