It appears Microsoft is up to no good again. They are now saying that it is illegal to run Visual Fox Pro applications on Linux without the Linux workstation having a licensed copy of Visual Fox Pro. What angers the community about this is that the same requirement is not made for Windows workstations.
From my vantage point it appears Microsoft is, once again, leveraging its dominance in the desktop market to bolster sales of other products. When is the government going to stand up to this bullshit? Oh, I forgot, Microsoft has given our elected leaders about $4.5 million dollars so far this year.
I was having a conversation with my father a few weeks ago about this very concept. We actually found something we agreed on, considering the fact he’s a Republican and I’m … well I’m not sure what I am, but I’m not a Republican. There is not way on earth you can stand up and tell me that a company who gave you thousands (millions?) of dollars doesn’t hold precidence over those who didn’t pay to help you get into office.