Micro$oft

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Etymology[edit]

The Microsoft name with a dollar sign, implying greed and capitalism.

Proper noun[edit]

Micro$oft

  1. (slang, derogatory) Microsoft
    • 1989, John C. Archambeau, “Minix vs. Unix/Xenix (was Re: dosread.c)”, comp.os.minix, Usenet:
      The end of the 80x86 (x < 3) will come when Micro$oft quits supporting MS-DOS. Read the Byte article (April '89, I believe) on the 286 vs. 386SX.
    • 2007, Frank Zammetti, Practical JavaScript, DOM Scripting, and Ajax Projects[1]:
      So, if you're a Microsoft booster, you can feel free to bash Netscape. If you're a Micro$oft hater, then it was clearly at fault!