a. defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.
b. the act or crime of publishing it.
c. a formal written declaration or statement, as one containing the allegations of a plaintiff or the grounds of a charge.
2. anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents.
–verb (used with object)
3. to publish a libel against.
4. to misrepresent damagingly.
5. to institute suit against by a libel, as in an admiralty court.
Bill Gates must be getting a little tired of defending Vista against the onslaught of “Hey, this is just like OS X”…because he’s been saying some really…REALLY…interesting stuff….like this, for example, from his interview with Newsweek yesterday.
“Nowadays, security guys break the Mac every single day. Every single day, they come out with a total exploit, your machine can be taken over totally. I dare anybody to do that once a month on the Windows machine.”
Now, one can only assume that Mr. Gates is talking about the Month of Apple Bugs, which needed several third party application exploits to pad out it’s month…but nothing from MOAB could be considered a TOTAL exploit…they couldn’t even exploit OS X every day for a month like they claimed they would.
So…and someone correct me if I’m wrong, but doesn’t that makes his above statement a straight up lie?
Also in the the interview, he speaks very candidly about the “Get a Mac” ads…
How about the implication that you need surgery to upgrade?
Well, certainly we’ve done a better job letting you upgrade on the hardware than our competitors have done. You can choose to buy a new machine, or you can choose to do an upgrade. And I don’t know why [Apple is] acting like it’s superior. I don’t even get it. What are they trying to say? Does honesty matter in these things, or if you’re really cool, that means you get to be a lying person whenever you feel like it? There’s not even the slightest shred of truth to it.
You can probably see where I’m going with this, right?
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