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Old 30th May 2009
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Just wondering - heard (or read) something once (cannot remember) that for every company that produces a Windows based product, Microsoft gets a certain percentage of the sale. Is this true?
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I seriously doubt that they do, open source products exist that produce binaries for Microsoft Windows.
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Please file under `Conspiracy theory'.
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Although maybe we will have to refile it under truth, in another ~15 years
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Please file under `Conspiracy theory'.
Maybe, just maybe I am a natural paranoid. But then again, rumors were abound that Microsoft was behind SCO in the Linux lawsuit against IBM some time ago.
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They do make the DVDs out of little puppies though.
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That rumour probably got started because of the fact that microsoft required
"OEMs to pay Microsoft based on the number of computers shipped whether or not those computers had a Microsoft operating system preloaded "


http://cruel.org/econthought/texts/m...row_on_ms.html
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