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Jou Moer
June 21st, 2007, 12:50 PM
Just want to make sure I'm still on the right planet and in the right dimension.

I'm referring to the pissing contest that Microsoft has started regarding the alleged patents infringements et al and anything else regarding free Software in general.

On Mark Shuttleworth's blog he told them to bugger off (http://www.markshuttleworth.com/) (scroll down to "We have declined to discuss any agreement with Microsoft under the threat of unspecified patent infringements." yet you can download Ubuntu from Microsoft's website (http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=3411347#productSpecs). How funny is that?!

...or am I missing something? ;)

AlexC_
June 21st, 2007, 01:39 PM
That website is not an official Microsoft website,

shavenlunatic
June 21st, 2007, 01:42 PM
That website is not an official Microsoft website,

yes it is, to comment/purchase/download you have to log into your live account...



edit: checked out your link to your 3d model stuff.. nice work :)

AlexC_
June 21st, 2007, 01:53 PM
oh it is an official site? I saw a link in the other thread about that site that I thought was saying it as not legit! must have read it wrong =D

Thanks! glad you like my 3d work =)

Ebuntor
June 21st, 2007, 02:01 PM
edit: checked out your link to your 3d model stuff.. nice work :)

I agree, looks amazing. Most of those pictures look so realistic they could have been photos. :)

shavenlunatic
June 21st, 2007, 02:06 PM
aaah, maybe he just took photos of junk and posted the pics :) heheh just kidding.. you do this professionally or just a hobby?

(sorry to threadjack)

Jou Moer
June 21st, 2007, 02:13 PM
That website is not an official Microsoft website,

Registrant:
Microsoft Corporation
1 Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
US

Domain Name: WINDOWSMARKETPLACE.COM

Administrative Contact :
Microsoft Corporation
DOMAINS@MICROSOFT.COM
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
US
Phone: +1.4258828080

Technical Contact :
Microsoft Corporation
msnhst@MICROSOFT.COM
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA 98052
US
Phone: +1.4258828080

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kamaboko
June 21st, 2007, 02:16 PM
Disclaimer:

# The inclusion of an item or manufacturer does not imply endorsement by Microsoft of the item or manufacturer.

# Some of the links in Windows Marketplace send you to sites that are not under the control of Microsoft. Microsoft is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site or any changes or updates to such sites. Microsoft is providing these links to you only as a convenience, and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement of Microsoft or the sites or the items contained therein.

smoker
June 21st, 2007, 02:28 PM
maybe they've decided to promote it as it passes activation check!:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475709

:-):-):-)

the.dark.lord
June 21st, 2007, 02:39 PM
maybe they've decided to promote it as it passes activation check!:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=475709

:-):-):-)

ROTF

:lolflag:

teds
June 21st, 2007, 03:10 PM
Want to see something funny? Look what is on Windows Marketplace, there is a link to download the free ISO.

http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=3411347

Nekiruhs
June 21st, 2007, 03:44 PM
Want to see something funny? Look what is on Windows Marketplace, there is a link to download the free ISO.

http://www.windowsmarketplace.com/details.aspx?view=info&itemid=3411347
Thats what we've been laughing at. The OP pointed that out in the first post.

shavenlunatic
June 21st, 2007, 04:07 PM
:roll:

Johnsie
June 21st, 2007, 04:33 PM
Windowsmarket place is an online part of Vista. It's a way to get people to buy or upgrade software directly from Microsoft. You can also upgrade your windows version on there. If you try to upgrade your version of vista from within vista you are taken to this site. I think it's a good thing that Microsoft are letting people check out Linux. It shows a little goodwill in a market where there is very little goodwill. And having Linux on there is also getting them alot more hits, especially from a Linux community who would very rarely visit n MS site. I think it's a very smart move because it makes MS look good and also shows that they dont hate Linux. Many Linux sites are quite bad at PR sometimes because they show the ugly, nasty and hateful side of the Linux community.... especially the nutjobs who post alot of anti-MS hate. People don't like to be insulted for the software and hardware they use.

Jou Moer
June 22nd, 2007, 11:52 PM
Looks like Microsoft caught up with events seen as the page to download Ubuntu has now been removed.

Was funny while it lasted though...:D