View Poll Results: If Microsoft went the way of the OSS, would you use their software?

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Thread: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

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    Question If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    I know, "When Hell freezes over...", but this is a hypothetical question. IF Microsoft actually froze Hell and decided to go Open Source, would you use their software?
    I know you...

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    Sure, if it was FOSS and ran on Linux. Not that i'd have much use for it in general.

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    I'm using it now even though it's proprietry. But you mean "Would you use Microsoft's software instead of Linux".

    The answer is no, unless Windows turned into a clone of Ubuntu. Then I might possibly think about it.
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    I like Linux plenty. I'm not certain I would prefer Microsoft Windows, although I might grab a copy of Office if someone would port it to Linux. But only on the condition that it was licensed under a license that was actually Libre, not just an OSS license.
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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    i would hate it less, as finally a ton of teh stupid bugs and security holes in windows would get fixed and i would be able to play my games.
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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    Possibly, if it was a free software license. Some of their stuff is actually quite good.

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    If they made a reliable port of VB.net and the .net framework, I would probably use that.

    For now, I use gambas for my RAD.

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    It depends on the the license they use. But if Microsoft were to release Windows 98SE under the LGPL how long will it be before the parts of the code found its way into the Wine project for example and many a Linux user would be using it?

    The chances of this happening are infinitesimal.
    Last edited by Dr. C; October 1st, 2006 at 04:01 PM.

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    I would probably use it in some way or another (eg WINE ads new code)

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    Re: If Microsoft made all of their software OSS, would you use it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sirin View Post
    I know, "When Hell freezes over...", but this is a hypothetical question. IF Microsoft actually froze Hell and decided to go Open Source, would you use their software?
    If their products were good then maybe.

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