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    Yes! SCREW MICROSOFT! Three cheers for India!
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    Microsoft has also managed to upset women and entire countries. A Spanish-language version of Windows XP, destined for Latin American markets, asked users to select their gender between "not specified," "male" or "*****," because of an unfortunate error in translation.
    I really do not see what the problem is. *If this were not over the internet I would get some harsh glances, maybe a slap*

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    weird - i was just thinking about summat like this at work today

    it would be amazingly hard to completely translate the windoze platform into another language. so many things in english, for example, take several words in spanish, often because the spanish speaking world doesn't have a word for "javascript."
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    Computer terms often do not translate, a new word is just made for the other countires. Like monitore or whatever, I just remember that from spanish class, that the new word is the same or nearly the same as the english word.

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    yeah, i used a computer while i was down in el salvador. that was weird stuff...
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    microsoft and millions !

    $$$ , whatever be it loss or no loss still microsoft has billions of it to play with
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    and playing they are, risky game foreign sales!
    More of a journal than a blog.

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    They can easily take over those latin american countries if they want to. Its not illegal for a corperation to raise an army... infact it has been done in history, British / Dutch east india tea companies.

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    Are you suggesting a Microsoft S.S. ?

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    Originally posted by MstrBob
    Are you suggesting a Microsoft S.S. ?
    Nope, I am suggesting a microsoft marines... M.M. Maybe it could be broken up into army navy airforce... but marines sort of tie those all together anyway.

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    So microsoft actualy could take over the world?
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    you say that like they haven't already...
    More of a journal than a blog.

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    If they take over the world i guess we would all be first to die for our hating IE and some others total microsoft bashings.


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    Originally posted by the tree
    So microsoft actualy could take over the world?
    In theory, but I do not think even ms has the high powered funds to raise an army to take on ours.

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