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Drop Failed for User - Error MSSQLSERVER 15421

In a SQL Server 2005 database, I was having a hard time deleting a user I had created.

I kept getting this error:

The database principal owns a database role and cannot be dropped.  Msg 15421.

MSDN and Google were not helpful on this error. Ater lots of search attempts I kept coming up empty:

Msdn No Results Msg 15421

I spent some time looking through various dialogs in SQL Server Management Studio. I was unable to find the problem - probably because I am not as familiar with the UI as I was with Enterprise Manager.

Microsoft Office for Linux 'inevitable'

vnunet.com is reporting that Microsoft Office for Linux is inevitable. It's an interesting read. I'd love to hear Microsoft respond.

What is the future of open source on Windows?

I use the Windows OS right now, and I have for a lot of years. However, there was a time (a couple years around the 1990 timeframe) when I actually succeeded in running my PC with zero Microsoft software.
I ran DR-DOS, Borland Quattro Pro, Lotus Word Pro, and a bunch of other quality (for the time) non-Microsoft software. I was happy about this.
Later, when I studied computer science in college, we used unix at school and it was at this time that I first loaded Linux on my home PC. I again made an effort to see how far away I could get from Microsoft products.

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