An excellent article about Microsoft's business practices

in General Discussion edited January 2014
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It's constantly being updated.

Anyway, this article pretty much points out how MS has deliberately made bugs and security flaws in their OS, and all sorts of other bad stuff. It's a bit too long to even come up with a good quote to represent it... I suppose you'll just have to read it for yourself.


  • Reply 1 of 14

    A very good read. In fact, I'm re-reaing it to pick up on anything I missed. I'm definitely bookmarking this one. Thanks Luca.
  • Reply 2 of 14
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    I knew of Microsoft's digusting habits... but this article really opens up a new dimension :eek:
  • Reply 3 of 14
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Yeah, for me, I thought that they were just slackers... now they seem more like malicious, evil geniuses. And they are smart - what other company is SO incredibly successful that they continue to dominate their market even though they deliberately make their product have as many problems possible? Even the Ford Motor Company can't touch MS.

    And it looks like we're all unregistered, again. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 4 of 14
    kelibkelib Posts: 740member
    It's plain disgusting
  • Reply 5 of 14
    ast3r3xast3r3x Posts: 5,012member
    [quote] The combination of an excellent user interface and the power of Unix underneath has led computer professionals to consider Mac OS 10 presently the world's best operating system. Acceptance is slowed because there is no version what will run on Intel or AMD processors, the kind that most people have.


  • Reply 6 of 14
    overhopeoverhope Posts: 1,123member
    Luca, thank you big-time for posting that link: for people like us, who are computer-literate, there are so many ugly, nauseating things M$ is doing to their "customers" that can only lead to one conclusion: don't use Windows.

    Sadly, we are in a minority...
  • Reply 7 of 14
    looks like the link is dead...
  • Reply 8 of 14
    kelibkelib Posts: 740member
    [quote]Originally posted by mbezzo:

    <strong>looks like the link is dead...</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Works fine for me
  • Reply 9 of 14
    eh, sorry... Guess Cunning times out too quickly when downloading and trying to load pages over 56k....
  • Reply 10 of 14
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    Agreed...though he's obviously invested a lot of effort, and his links/support is excellent. The author really needs to dive back in and rebuild it from top to bottom so that it doesn't have such a wandering quality.

    I'd tell him, but...well, I'm not in an ultracritical mood. Maybe I'll go work t putting it nicely.
  • Reply 11 of 14
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    I posted a link to this at Ars Battlefront, asking how PC users cope with things like this - wow. The screaming the PC people over there were doing was terrible. Imagine the reaction here if Dell released a new AIO PC with a base unit, a chrome arm, and an LCD on it, and called it the iPower or something. That's kind of what it was like there.

    According to most people there, that article is riddled with lies... I think it's probably somewhere in between - not completely truthful, but not utter horseshit either.
  • Reply 12 of 14
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    You know, I'd love to see the link to that discussion.
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