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Windows 7: Google sues feds over Microsoft-centric bidding requirement

02 Nov 2010   #11
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

people like myself just blowing off steam, free speech an all that


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02 Nov 2010   #12
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I don't. If you go into a shop and start saying that all of their products are bad, you're only going to get yourself kicked out of said shop. Freedom of speech about a product is only found in places not owned by the company who make the aforementioned product.

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I find it funny/ironic that people could be anti-google....and support their claims on a Microsoft forum.
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02 Nov 2010   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Would just like to state for the record that Sevenforums is not a Microsoft forum, but an independent forum dedicated to A Microsoft product , and related hardware and software
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02 Nov 2010   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Lots of strong sentiments here.

Out of curiousity, (excluding privacy issues!), why is this necessarily a bad thing? Google has a point with saying that this is anti-competitive.

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #15
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Lots of strong sentiments here.

Out of curiousity, (excluding privacy issues!), why is this necessarily a bad thing? Google has a point with saying that this is anti-competitive.

~Lordbob
I dissagree, the government came out and said, this is what we want, these are the requirments. Its the governments choice and if google dont like the requirments made by the government they shouldnt have made an offer.

If you read the artical is says, the government requirments, not microsofts. If the government wants it this way, whos to tell them they cant? Google? Really?
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02 Nov 2010   #16
Bugsy

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Lots of strong sentiments here.

Out of curiousity, (excluding privacy issues!), why is this necessarily a bad thing? Google has a point with saying that this is anti-competitive.

~Lordbob
I dissagree, the government came out and said, this is what we want, these are the requirments. Its the governments choice and if google dont like the requirments made by the government they shouldnt have made an offer.

absolutely
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02 Nov 2010   #17
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Lots of strong sentiments here.

Out of curiosity, (excluding privacy issues!), why is this necessarily a bad thing? Google has a point with saying that this is anti-competitive.

~Lordbob
I dissagree, the government came out and said, this is what we want, these are the requirments. Its the governments choice and if google dont like the requirments made by the government they shouldnt have made an offer.

If you read the artical is says, the government requirments, not microsofts. If the government wants it this way, whos to tell them they cant? Google? Really?
I know that. My point is if Google's software meets the requirements.

The Gov restricted it to JUST MS software (I assume because that was all that met the requirements at the time). If Google's software meets the requirements now, then what?

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #18
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

It doesn't meet their requirements, they asked for specific tailored solution--the Microsoft suite, Google offered something completely different.

Switching systems can be very expensive, esp. if the system they're switching to is new and unfamiliar to its staff.

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bootz View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Lots of strong sentiments here.

Out of curiosity, (excluding privacy issues!), why is this necessarily a bad thing? Google has a point with saying that this is anti-competitive.

~Lordbob
I dissagree, the government came out and said, this is what we want, these are the requirments. Its the governments choice and if google dont like the requirments made by the government they shouldnt have made an offer.

If you read the artical is says, the government requirments, not microsofts. If the government wants it this way, whos to tell them they cant? Google? Really?
I know that. My point is if Google's software meets the requirements.

The Gov restricted it to JUST MS software (I assume because that was all that met the requirements at the time). If Google's software meets the requirements now, then what?

~Lordbob
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02 Nov 2010   #19
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Everyone seems to miss this paragraph ..

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Google appears to have been jockeying for DOI viability since at least June 2009, it did not obtain accreditation from the General Services Administration or Federal Information Security Management Act certification until July 2010. Without them, it couldn't qualify as "interested party" in the contract
Google were not even eligible to quote for this solution!
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02 Nov 2010   #20
Fayla

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit SP1
 
 

I read that bit too I just love a good debate when it comes to Google's latest antics~

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Everyone seems to miss this paragraph ..

Quote:
Google appears to have been jockeying for DOI viability since at least June 2009, it did not obtain accreditation from the General Services Administration or Federal Information Security Management Act certification until July 2010. Without them, it couldn't qualify as "interested party" in the contract
Google were not even eligible to quote for this solution!
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