Diary of a Network Geek

The trials and tribulations of a Certified Novell Engineer who's been stranded in Houston, Texas.


Not Working Out as Planned

Filed under: Criticism, Marginalia, and Notes,Geek Work,News and Current Events — Posted by the Network Geek during the Hour of the Hare which is in the early morning or 7:22 am for you boring, normal people.
The moon is Waxing Gibbous

MicroSoft’s aggressive licensing policies may have backfired.

At least, in China. According to this article on Australia IT, thousands of schools in China are uninstalling MicroSoft products and installing local replacements. Not only will that cost MS billions now, but the long-term effects are even more costly. All those generations of Chinese users learning some other software. Man, that has got to hurt!
I wonder what effect it will have on us here in the States? Probably just more layoffs. Can’t win, can we?


1 Comment

  1. I rolled this back a day to make room for the Warren Zevon story. In case anyone cares.

    Comment by Network Geek — 9/8/2003 @ 10:58 am

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