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Microsoft would never bribe several countries to corrupt and invariably damage a well respected standards board just to get one of their formats certified as a standard. Microsoft is a large, wealthy, and well respected company known for integrity and trustworthiness. The users of Microsoft software trust Microsoft, even trusting them to install new updates to their computer monthly. With so many trusting Microsoft so implicitly, how could anyone even insinuate such outlandish accusations against the absolute cornerstone of the software field.
If such accusations were true, then what would follow? That their updates are untrustworthy or that Microsoft may update your system in a way that benefits only Microsoft and not their customer - you? To question Microsoft's intentions, trustworthiness and integrity would cast a foreboding shadow across the entire computer landscape. And placing their vast wealth and political power aside, Microsoft holds a massively dominate share of the market, and arguably has immense power on that basis alone.
No, I refuse to believe that Microsoft is anything but an example, a leader of exactly how a software company should succeed. All software firms looking to proser should look no further than Microsoft for a blueprint of success. We should encourage Microsoft by buying their products and debunking such baseless lies leveled against them in jealousy. Trust Microsoft. If you are running Windows, don't you already? Aren't you trusting them now? You use their software, you should trust them.
There is no reason to doubt Microsoft. They do not lie, they do not cheat. They got to where they are today by being the best, and selling the best, and treating their customers with respect, and earning their customers respect. The people, and governments, would not allow Microsoft to do the things it is accused of doing. No one would stand for it. If someone did not trust Microsoft, they would not use their software to bank, email, and hold some of their most valuable and private data secure. Don't hate Microsoft. Trust Microsoft. Microsoft has never done anything to deserve anything other than respect, admiration, trust, and the continued use and purchase of their products.