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Microsoft Conspiracy

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posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 04:39 PM
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Have you ever thought about how microsoft could be part of a great conspiracy plan? i do and i am pretty sure that's what is happening.
well if you take a look at the fact, it's obvious. first of all, about 95% of computers in the world run windows. now for the 5% left, it's mostly apple and linux. now, what you can do on apples is run windows xp via virtual machine or something. and microsoft creates programs for macs. so basically it's not 95% but more 99%.
so the conclusion on that is that all the computer in the world are ran by %windows. well how great is that for the government and states in order to control the people. most of the people now have internet and God knows what it's out there.
what i think is that at a specific moment in the next future, ther is going to be a signal sent by MS servers from seattle in order to activate some kind of signal where any information about user, money, habits on the internet, anything will be sent to a central database in the US government in order to get it and studya it. the result would be to have a great database to profile everybody in the world. how ease that would be.
since people still run old version of windows, they will wait about 5 to 6 years when we will be sure that 80% of the people will be connected to the internet and run at least window 2000 or 98 and then, bill gates will press the button after getting a call from the president of the US, Hillary.
it sounds so easy and i am pretty sure that someone before me thought about that. that's my theory, if i thought about it, then someone else did.

i am going to switch to apple and not run window. in your face Bill.




posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 04:44 PM
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The internet is a very exposed and vulnurable place. Anyone who hooks up to it is a potential victem, and I think nomatter what type of computer your at risk. My best advice is to not spend money switching computers, but simply not let any information you don't want anyone else to know onto your computer. I doubt they'll try to get your identity or anything like that, or even money. The biggest advantage to hide from information trackers and government spies is that there are so many people in this country of ours (atleast mine) and that if we never give them a reason to tap our phones and track us then we can just blend in with everything else. It's when even the regular schmoes have phones taps that you should be worried.

Sorry I'm rambling but what I really ment to say is that no matter what computer your useing your still out there ready for a neat little trojan to weasle its way into your computer and start brodcasting information.



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 04:45 PM
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i all ways thought something like this but still there will be 20% not effected i want to be one of those people in the 20%



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 04:54 PM
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It's not all Microsofts fault that they are on 95% of the machines.. It's mainly no one else will develop applications or games for Linux or Macs... If they all developed for multiple OSs then we could see some real competition.... If they could create a language, like Java, that ran on a virtual machine then people could program with that language and the software would be very portable. The problem with that is C/C++ is much faster than Java... So you would get slow games and apps.



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by kingjules
i am going to switch to apple and not run window. in your face Bill.


I also intend my next computer to be a Mac.

I was surprised to see how many times I came across Microsoft's name when I was putting together this thread. Backgrounds of Scientists and Organizations Who are Skeptic of Global Warming


Here is something you guys might find interesting.

Think Tanks vs Open Source: Microsoft Funding is Common Denominator

Over the past three years, Microsoft has funded nearly a dozen think tanks that have released papers attacking open-source software in hopes of slowing its success.

The company seems to have borrowed a page from big tobacco in these attacks. According to Tim Lambert of LinuxWorld.com, some of the same think tanks (www.linuxworld.com...) received funding from Philip Morris to wage attacks on the credibility of the Food and Drug Administration in 1995, to prevent the regulation of nicotine in cigarettes.

In June 2004, just as it was becoming clear that the Microsoft-funded attack (www.wired.com...) of SCO against the legal safety of Linux has no merit at all, the Alexis de Tocqueville Institution, a Washington, D.C. think tank started to claim that Linus Torvalds could never have written Linux and concluding: "Since Linux is tainted, potential users may one day find themselves in court.."

www.sourcewatch.org...

I also know SkepticOverlord has a thing or two to say about Bill Gates and Microsoft.
ATS Banner & Gates



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 08:14 PM
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I believe they were allowed to get so big because it was a boon to intelligence services. I think the current XP was built to be exploited in the first place but not by hackers, but by intelligence agencies and big business to keep an eye on everyone. But unfortunately, the hacking community keeps finding a lot of those open holes, and then they have to close them.

What I believe the microsoft spyware/malware removal tool will be is a secure plug-in for official interests only and to keep the unofficial hackers out. If you're one of the priveledged few, once in, all holes are at your disposal.

See, there is no reason for microsoft to sell everything and tie it to their OS. And the gov't could have busted them down that way, but they didn't because they too have vested interests in keeping it as it is.

If I were the EU, China, or anybody but the US, I would be wary.

And as for Linux, anybody has access to the code, so its not safe from prying eyes either. If they know the code and the hardware, they can bust open the encryption in no time.

An intelligence service would rather deal with just a few proprietary systems than a whole bunch of home brew style kits that have very few vulnerabilites built into them, and purposely use awkward hardware to power their kits.

You can scream no coders for other OS's all you want to, but Microsoft was allowed to destroy those small companies with copied or crummy code.
Marketing did most of the job, no oversight did the rest.

You've been had for quite some time.



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 09:25 PM
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Sort of -

Back in the day IBM ruled the compute world. MS decided to buddy up with big blue and PC's started to land in companies. People then took those PC's home, modems came along, BBS's sprung up, Compuserv (and others) gave us access to the net and e-mail and then TBL cooked up HTML and Andreesen built the first browser and well, the rest is history. Jobs and Apple stuck to their guns and did not want to play in the corporate world until it was too late. Not much conspiracy there - just good business decisions by some and bad ones by others. Now MS and their marketing machine, well they did it right on two fronts, business and home use and clobbered the world into submission.

Same (and worse) could be said of Cisco, they steamrolled just about every networking vendor. Ever hear about their forklift upgrades?? They buy back all your old or others peoples gear for pennies on the dollar, fork lift it into a dumpster and have it destroyed - then they sell you their latest and greatest.... Classic....

If you don't like them (MS) don't use them - choice is yours. I don't as much as possible but there is no getting around it, especially in any corporate setting and if you really want a scare, go google NSA and Windows. Some source slipped out with comments and there are at least 2 documented back doors for the Spooks....



posted on Mar, 18 2005 @ 09:49 PM
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Dont use a computer period.



posted on Mar, 19 2005 @ 12:15 AM
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Market dominance does not automaticly mean it's a conspiracy.

If you could go back in time and introduce an OS at the same time as Billy did that was better than DOS, you would have the market dominance.

Pretty simple, huh?



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 07:55 AM
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thanks all for your comments. very interesting.
i didn't change my mind about the mac and i am still going to go for it. now about ms, i agree that it has been a good business decision and i have to say that mr gates is a very smart guy and knows how and when to make a decision.

now about the fact that his company is number 1 in the world is not only because there is no competition, i think it's because ms doesn't let the competition develop. how many times we have seen a good company creating good software for all platform bought by ms? many times! and what about the open source OS such as linux (like CAPT PROTON said).

now about the conspiracy, well i still believe there is something out there that is going on. come on, what do all the govt want nowadays? have as much information on the population in order to have a better control. well, it's normal, i do the same thing at work. i try to get as much info as posssible to do a good job. now, one of the way to get this information, not the only one, is to get it from the population itself and what a great opportunity than use the OS that everybody use? well it's just too easy and i am pretty sure that bill and others are working on it. holes in the system that are not really holes, where we can send bit after bit, information about the people connected. in a way i don't really mind, as long as they ask, but still.

let's face it, the companies on the internet do it everyday when we surf the web, why not the state?

we can go even further than the OS? what about GPS? phones? credit cards? library cards? supermarket reward card? airlines cards? internet (as we said here)? passports controls? and well, if you have anymore ideas! we are being watched everywhere we go so for sure, our PC does it too.



posted on Mar, 20 2005 @ 01:05 PM
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Very,very possible and considering the Microsoft openly addmiting about the backdoor code in all Windows for use by the NSA.I dont know the link for this article but it is on the net



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 12:13 PM
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Build your own computer and run your own OS, then run your own ISP and mail servers. Some people might tell you you're going to the extreme, but they're crazy.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 12:19 PM
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that's actually a good idea

but first i will switch to mac and see what's going on in that world



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 05:56 PM
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Like it or not, Microsoft is here to stay. They saw what the market needed: An easy to use, extendable OS for the computer expert and novice alike, and they put their two cents in first.

Linux is a good option (Been up and coming for many years now), if your computer saavy, but there some distributions that make the installation of windows look like Alcatraz. They are so easy. Click, Click, Click, Yes, No, Yes, and one good old fashion maybe.

As for me, I love my Visual Basic, and won't be switching to Linux fully for some years. Let the invation of my computer begin!!
. Hope microsoft likes looking at porn!!



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 06:09 PM
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The episode of the Simpsons in which Homer invents a new feature and is visited by Bill Gates and his henchmen who come to "buy him out" (messing him up and breaking his favorite stuff) was quite funny, and portrayed Bill Gates the non-philanthropist.

If Anti-Trust laws are not enforced specifically and fully, you have signs of conspiracy.



posted on Mar, 23 2005 @ 09:21 PM
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I believe that the only reason that MS has stayed on top for so long is because Linux, in my opinion, is still thought to be a "hacker's tool" and is supposedly very complicated. This just isn't true with some distributions (Gentoo would be one that's pretty difficult to install...not for beginners), but stuff like Fedora Core X (where X is the version number) are point and click. All that needs to happen is support from hardware companies in the form of drivers and the distribution of games and applications to Linux. The biggest thing holding Linux back is a bad reputation and some serious marketing needs to happen and once it does, Microsoft will be in a run for its money. I can't help but feel that there really is a trend moving away from microsoft. The new Apple marketing plan is allowing people to see that there is an alternative, so if Linux could just get a centralized marketing plan going that encompasses all distributions, then we could see Linux emerge as the next power player. That being said, now lets talk about security. When you have source code at your fingertips, you can secure your machine to taylor what you'll use it for. You can secure a linux box WAY more than any windows machine with just a little know-how, and let's face it...if you need to secure your machine that much, then you'll probably already have the know-how or the ability to learn what you need to. That's just my two cents.

nufan



posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 04:39 AM
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Well think about it i have just updated all my computer windows security and all that rubbish but they could easly just pass somehting through it becasue they made it.When you buy things of the internet when the lock at the bottom appears it not relaly secure all your infomation is just in cypted till it gets to another place its not hard to get all the infomation you want how do you think you get jumk mail. compnys sell your infomation to other compyes



posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 07:47 AM
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Originally posted by kingjules
that's actually a good idea

but first i will switch to mac and see what's going on in that world


I dont want to make this an Apple vs PC post, but as a designer and musician, I have owned macs as long as I can remember (and PC's). And I just love my Macs. Macs are the way to go if your big into multimedia, design, studio recording, basically all things entertainment. The performance of macs has proved to be superior when handling bigger files, and particularly studio recording (a la pro tools) audio & video editing (it is the industry standard for a reason).

But in all honesty, PC's have come along way, in fact I'm on one right now. I do all my programming on a PC, and PC's can do just most of the same things as macs, just sometimes not as good.

I will say this. I have yet to get a virus on my mac. When I was working at a previous job, I was the ONLY mac on a windows network, and when the company was hit with a virus, everyone else's computer was rendered useless, but not my mac! NO problems, I just kept working.

Oh, and Macs are just plain beautiful; hardware and interface. But in the end I recommend having both a PC & MAC.


Peace.



posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 08:35 AM
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The solution is two computers. One to use for internet communication, the other to use for anything you don't want Microsoft or Uncle Sam prodding around in, just don't hook the other computer up to any network or internet connection. The ultimate firewall.
I personally believe there is a very creepy reason Microsoft enjoyed the immunity from anti-trust laws for so long.



posted on Mar, 25 2005 @ 09:42 AM
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About the virus issue:

The reason that many people don't get viruses on their macs is simply from lack of interest. If all of the script kiddies that are writing these viruses (if that's the correct plural of the word) on windows machines, they'll be testing them on windows machines and, more than that, they'll probably be exploiting windows security holes with them because that's all that they know. So once people start trying to taylor viruses for the mac, you're gonna be up the creek like the rest of us
The reason that I don't own a mac is because of the lack of software. There really just isn't much offered compared to PC's and even linux.

Anyway, that's just my opinion.

Cheers,
nufan



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