From under my rock

I don’t post much, but I watch and notice things. Recently I’ve noticed a tread for control. Not apple but mic5osoft amongst others. They say that they are friends of linux but I doubt it. Last year the company that I work for decided to upgrade the computers. They went with windows and other Microsoft products after years of successfully using open source. Some stuff stayed but having to go to that useless office software was a shock and I suggested that they were money on crap software. I was told that certain stuff doesn’t work with libreoffice, I pointed out that this may be due to the lack of up dates. They still didn’t listen, I came to the conclusion that pressure had been put on the company first I thought by staff but then came to the conclusion it was Microsoft themselves. I’m hearing stories that this is happening else where with peoples jobs even being lost or threaten due to these scum bags. The Linux Foundation had better watch out or they will be forced to convert to Microsoft, they already have their foot in the door. Maybe its time to start a rival organisation to look after Linux and other open source software.

This week saw the news that the bloke from facebook had written an essay about social media. Apparently he’s concerned people weren’t using it or leaving it. There is a reason people don’t use social media. Its called taking back control of personal privacy. I think that in his case he just wants to make money from other people’s private information. I am sure many people are leaving social media or using it a lot less due to criminal actions as well as governmental action that takes people’s information or data. Personally I’m not using the internet as much as before, research and shopping, that’s about it. Currently I’m working to get a homecloud box working correctly (still) and streaming from own devices, etc.

My phone project is going reasonably well but ubuntu touch and plasma phone didn’t work out but that is another post.

Does Microsoft really love Linux?

Just recently I have started to wonder if Microsoft really does love Linux or whether it’s got something going on behind the scenes which would enable it to take it and destroy or totally control it.

Let’s start with the recent announcements regarding red hat,  etc.  Do they really need to partner up for the stated reason or are they just trying to inch their way in to these Linux companies with the aim of eventually squashing them so that companies and the home users has to use Microsoft crappy products? Let’s face it,  they are still spreading  lies about litre office in Europe.  I have read articles stating that Microsoft actually blackmailing those with power or influence to get companies and government departments to use their rubbish bloated office applications. Even where I work seems to have changed over to more Microsoft stuff, I think this come from outside of the IT department because one or two staff aren’t impressed.

Another example is with Android. What’s with the likes of Samsung putting Microsoft apps on their devices ?  This only gives users another excuse to root and remove software that they don’t want,  including me!  Thankfully I got a phone last year before this blackmail by Microsoft kicked but when the time comes for a new device then it is likely that I  will be going for a nexus phone. I am strongly suspecting that the scum bags at microsoft are using patents to get their way. Personally I think that software patents are bad for the user and the advancement of technology and should be out right BANNED!

So where will this lead? I think a majority of the population don’t care enough to do anything but those of us who do will find ways to control what we have and not use what we believe to be to be products that are inferior and bloated.