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    Ok, just got back from a customer's house. It appears that m$ has erased the customer's linux from his hd(dual boot) in the last 24 hours, it's just not there anymore. The customer installed office 2003 despite my stern warnings 2 weeks ago about m$'s ability to eradicate compition this way through the m03(m zero three)trojan allowing them complete access to the users hd. Beware all, m$ is on the warpath. So basically the customer payed $550cdn for this to happen. No refund will ever happen since the software was opened. WTF? This will never happen to me. I am running mac osx open darwin x86 dual boot with xp pro.
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    Any evidence that MS (god I hate it when people spell it M$) "erases" the opposition? Just because it happened at a customers' house doesn't mean Office 2003 did it automatically. I have not seen or heard of any such thing, and MS would be absolutely stupid to scare its customers like this (which it isn't). Why jump to that conclusion? Any chance your "client" had no idea what they were doing and deleted it themselves?

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    Agreed with PI. Unless you've actually got some proof that it was a Microsoft product that did the damage, I'd stop jumping to really bad conclusions. At work we use a Novell / Windows / Linux environment, and I've had Office 2003 installed since it came out, and haven't had a glitch yet.

    When you say 'customer', it sounds like you do this for a living. If so, then you should know better. Are you sure the person didn't just screw up the partitions or boot sequence themselves? Your 'M03 trojan' is also blown way out of proportion...

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    man stop this FUD. if this M03 would have been such a big deal (if it exists) then net would have been full of the topic by now. the only article or even mention of this thing, i could find was by that editor of Lindows (or what was he, i don't remember). every other page google shows has a copy paste of the same article.
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    Hey maximus7001, if your so against Microsoft, then why do you use there products?

    You remind me of Dale Gribble on a show here in the US called King of the Hill, you think Microsoft (in your case) is a conspiracy or something against you or someone else.

    As already stated, if Microsoft wanted to do anything to our PC's, they could've done it with any of the other updates. That trojan you speak of, this is actually the first I've heard of it, and I've used Ofice XP from it's release. I ran Mandrake 9.1 without a problem when I had Office XP installed and totally up to date.

    So how about you quit going off and flaming on Microsoft, when as a matter of fact, I'm sure it really isn't there fault that Linux was deleted.

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    Bill Gates runs the world through a secret AI construct known as Helios, which uses Windows to spy on the world and is secretly plotting our demise to make way for the alien invasion......OH WAIT!!! He's a phreaker who got lucky with Steve Jobbs in a garage. Some people really need to stop watching the X-Files. Ugh.
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    <Dale Gribble voice>Keep an eye peeled for those "M$" black helicopters!</Dale Gribble voice>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. C
    <Dale Gribble voice>Keep an eye peeled for those "M$" black helicopters!</Dale Gribble voice>
    :rofl:

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    It's not like American TV is unheard of in Canada. In fact, 80% of the stuff on the air here is American. King of the Hill is one of those shows...very fully show as well, at least when it is funny...it either really sucks or is really good. God, those accents are so annoying...

    *ahem*

    Anyway, I doubt Microsoft is eliminating Linux in this way. It's much more likely that he simply accidentally left a box unchecked or an option at the wrong setting, or something similar. Doing something like that is illegal, and while Microsoft has broken the law in many cases (using technology without giving the original owners credit and then using it in multiple products, for instance), I doubt they would take such a huge risk.

    Oh, amd_man2003, it's not his computer that has the problem, it's the one customer. He said that he uses Mac, not Windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SearanoX

    Oh, amd_man2003, it's not his computer that has the problem, it's the one customer. He said that he uses Mac, not Windows.
    I know it isn't his PC, but this isn't the first time that maximus7001 has openly flamed Microsoft.

    BTW, he said he dual boots XP Pro

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