Microsoft Pay Hosts to Choose Windows
OT: How I Work, by Bill Gates
Note the paragraph before that: At Microsoft, e-mail is the medium of choice, more than phone calls, documents, blogs...
It's Official: Microsoft is Dying Very Quickly 5120
Roy Schestowitz I suspect that this statement is somewhat premature. While it is clear that the cost of doing business has become considerably more expensive with; Billions going into the development...
These types of things are known universally. A handful of people may not experience the same problems. A large number will waste a gawdawful amount of time getting it to work and think nothing of it because they view it as "normal". But most will experience some form of the program interaction, scalability and reliability problem whether they realize it for what it is or no.
As for Ewik's gripe, what's mentioned in the OP has been shown to be the MO of the crooked monopoly in more than one business angle. He wanted to pick at this particular one just because he viewed it as something easy to pick at. But his unpleasant woman can only work if he isn't constantly guilty of doing what he's trying to claim the post was all about. He gives blogs as support for a number of his specious claims, then complains whenever somebody else uses something no more (though oftenmuchmore) and no less (often can't be any less) credible.
It's marked "news" because of your previously stated reasons. If he doesn't like that, he can filter on based on that and be quiet.
Better yet, he could go to Windwoes help groups and fool those people into thinking he knows things, and offer cut'n'paste solutions or hokey "fixes" for problems people are having with his "secure", "stable" Winders platform. Some of the MVPs do precisely that in a couple of them.
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