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For those who need a reason to hate MS, here's a good one.

Author: Tridus ()
Date: 2000-05-14 00:00:00

This /. article is an update on MS' attempt to censor several posts on Slashdot because they contain 'trade secrets' and other such nonsense.

What happened is that with Windows 2000, MS took an open and well known Protocol (in this case Kerberos) and changed it a bit so that the new MS version doesn't work properly with other normal versions. They then tried to hide their extensions as a trade secret, but you can download them provided you agree to an EULA.

Of course anybody with a copy of Winzip can get around the EULA quite easily, but thats not really the point.

There's a lot of theories going around as to just why they're doing this... since the various slashdot threads on the subject cover them far better then I can, I'll just let you read them.

One thought though - there is no defending MS this time under that "freedom to innovate" crap, since right now they're trying to destroy the right of the Samba developers to innovate with Samba (fyi - Samba is a program that makes a Linux Server visible to Windows machines as a Windows NetBios computer). Of course Samba is trying to copy what MS has done, but seeing as how just about everything MS has ever done is copied from somewhere else, thats certainly fair game.

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For those who need a reason to hate MS, here's a good one. - Tridus - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
-Yet another reason to hate MS... *kicks Bill Gates* - SoulTaker - 2000-05-14 00:00:00
-Typical MS shit, of course. - /Dev/Null - 2000-05-14 00:00:00