yahoo will wipe out?..
September 5, 2008 8:57am CST
i heard a rumor that if the yahoo company will not sell to bill gates!...yahoo will be wipe out from microsoft software!....yahoo is also useful..and i dont wanna wipe it out!..
6 Sep 08
No even with the nearly unlimited funds of microsoft it would not be a simple matter to do. They could push updates down to block the IP's of yahoo, but that would be outright illegal and easy to sidestep. Even if they did just block any yahoo IP Yahoo could simply purchase a new block of IP's and have MicroSoft up on charges. Lets say, hypothetically, that MicroSoft buys off the law and is allowed to do this, they would be shooting themselves in the foot, you see MicroSoft is not the only player on the field, Linux and Mac are gaining ground, and if MicroSoft pulls a stunt like that more people would be convinced to take the leap away from MicroSoft, and that's if they did it at the OS level. Let's say they decided to do it at the browser level (Internet Explorer) IE is already losing ground to Firefox, Firefox is becoming the browser of choice, if MS decided to pull that then FireFox would simply become the browser of choice and IE would be left in the dust, a left over remenant. Come to think of it that would all be great, I hope MicroSoft does try this, their products are crap, it'd be nice for the consumers to finally realize that.