Microsoft is still evil 👿

I love technology. And I hate technology. I find a curious parallel with how I feel about "religion" and God. I love God for who He is based on what Scripture reveals. But I hate "religion" - the phony, made up stuff some people push on other people and have been doing so for ages.

Microsoft is still evil 👿

Microsoft is [still] evil on so many levels, I can't even begin to go down the list. They have been losing out to Linux and the open source community in the innovation department for so long its not even funny. Remeber "Internet Explorer"? Yeah, that same horrible, horrible piece of garbage. What killed Internet Explorer? Open source did! To a point where evil Microsoft lost so badly that they finally threw the towel, totally humiliated, and adopted Chromium's code base for their "Edge" browser. And what did they do with Edge? What they are best at - they turned it the most bloated Chromium fork in the history of bloated Chromium forks! Chrome is also bloated but Edge is totally horrible and is to be avoided at all cost. I recommed you stick to Brave which is my primary browser and I have been an advocate of since its inception.

So what do you think Microsoft is doing? Well, they "joined" the open source movement. They are now "donating" to the Liux Foundation (maybe even one of their biggest donors, not sure), a.k.a. buying them up.

At the same time they are embracing open source into some of their products. The humiliation on the innovation front is still in progress. But becuse it doesn't make headlines no one knows about it. Shame!

At the same time the push toward open source particularly in Europe is picking up momentum, and more particularly among governments - local, regional, and federal.

Take a look at Germany for example. NextCloud, AnyDesk, SUSE Linux, Manjaro Linux, Open Project, Team Viewer - these are only some of the made in Germany open source innovators that come to mind. They are at the forefront of open source development. And now entire cities are ditching Microsoft in favor of open source. Sadly, it's the greens who are leading the push. On this issue, I support their policy! Sorry (fake) conservatives, Microsoft doesn't represent the "free market". They are a free market killer, Exhibit A in the crony capitalism collection.

The trend towards open-source software on government computers is gathering pace in Germany.

In the latest development, during coalition negotiations in the city-state of Hamburg, politicians have declared they are ready to start moving its civil service software away from Microsoft and towards open-source alternatives. Source.

Cool. And that was back in 2020. A lot more of the same has been going on since then.

Microsoft must die a death by a thousand small cuts. I've done my share. I don't use a single Microsoft product personally or in my own business. (At work I have no choice).

Will you cancel Microsoft out of your life? There are alternatives, the best being NextCloud. Let me know if you need help in case you decide to go for it!

Evil isn't only a spiritual phenomen. Evil has a corporate incarnation. There are many such evil corps around the world. I'm calling out Microsoft, one of the most obvious and well established in this space.

Google would be next in line. Remember how Google started out years ago? I guess they used to have a big "Don't be evil" sign at their HQ, apparently alluding to Microsoft? But what happened? Google is now the same. Check out this blog by the Vivaldi guy. So I guess my next blog will be on "Google is evil, too!"

I love technology. And I hate technology. I find a curious parallel with how I feel about "religion" and God. I love God for who He is based on what Scripture reveals. But I hate "religion" - the phony, made up stuff some people push on other people and have been doing so for ages. In this sense I see my return to the Hebraic understanding of the faith similar to going back to open source as the original idea behind technology. But who knows, I might be wrong. Subscribers, drop your comments, let me know if you have any thoughts on this.