Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1574
Unfortunately, it's not their $10 billion that's been lost. It's no skin off Bill's nose how much time and effort the rest of us have to waste keeping M$ bloatware working (and growing). Far from being a loss to Microsoft, it's actually to their benefit, for they can then sell us "tools" to deal with this increasing complexity. But since these so-called "solutions" merely compound the problem by putting another layer of complexity on top of the existing mess, the cycle can repeat ad nausaeum - with more money for them every time. And the poor saps who are mesmerized by pretty screens will never catch on to the scam. See P.T. Barnum, W.C. Fields, et al.
As for third parties who offer their services, either as honest attempts to relieve some of the suffering or as a free ride on Microsoft's coat tails, M$ can point to these enterprises and crow about how they're benefiting The Economy. I suppose it is a bit more glamorous than putting people to work digging holes and filling them up again - but the end result is the same.
Microsoft is making money hand over fist, and that's all that matters to them. That's all that matters to any corporation, depending on one's moral stance.
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1575
On Wed, 23 Feb 2005 02:25:31 +0000 (UTC) in alt.folklore.computers, AFAICS these are just some of the baseline regressions to check the program is functional when junk is chucked at it...
Thou shalt have no other gods before the ANSI C standard 1576
Brian Inglis As far as I can tell, they are mostly guessing. They can't point to a large piece of software built with their favorite techniques, that...
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