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27th May, 2004 at 18:13:52 -

The only reason im using windows is because im not spending 24 hours+ downloading all 3 Redhat isos, and spending a week monitoring their website to see if they have the bandwidth to let me download, and the fact that nothing works with linux, and VPC is overwhelmingly slow, and unreliable, plus im too lazy to reformat, and I usually end up screwing the HD anyway.


btw, mandrake linux is FAR more prettier, and can work on a 386..

Edit: In reply to SC's customer service rant, yes microsoft DOES have good customer service, in fact, when I compare something of a question to them, compared to ebay customer support, I get totally irrevelant, improper, proffesionality overcome answers that dont help my knowledge of the answer to my question.

But that whole Microsoft stealing os's by buying products when they enter the market and are incredibly cheap, renaming them, giving out free copies, then sueing them for piracy, is quite incredible of a thing to do in the business world.


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27th May, 2004 at 21:27:32 -

In regards to Microsoft purchasing Mosaic, as I understand it it was bought from Spyglass for only a few thousand, plus a promise of a percentage of IE sales... then they released it for free.

 
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27th May, 2004 at 22:20:51 -

The main reason I hate Microsoft is not only their dirty tactics, but mainly because the people I hang around are actually worshipping Microsoft for it. Microsoft's the richest simply coz they have a monopoly on practically everything.

They don't IMPROVE their products, they just make them more glamorous. Instead of wasting their time making them more powerful/useful, they just make them shinier, putting all those little worthless tidbits, while hiding the fact that XP's got almost no security and gobbles up more RAM than any decent O/S would.

Like most major electronics companies, like Sony or EA, they make money simply because they appeal to the ignorant populace who don't know a THING about electronics other than what they see on TV or heard from friends. Which is about 70% of the world's population, giving them a huge market share. They don't enlighten people, they brainwash them with ads and fancy words like "multimedia". In other words, they could sell defective products and people would say, "This is Sony, it can't be bad" (even though about 100% of my Sony products have less than half the life span of the other stuff)

Most of MS's products (besides Windows, MS Office, and those games made with the AoE engine) are truly inferior to all the other competition out there. I could spend all day typing my complaints on them, but I think you guys would be bored of reading by now.

Don't get me wrong, I hate people who hate Microsoft without reason and I hate those n00b hackers (or rather script kiddies) who like to show off that they can hack MS, even though any one of us with any iniative could do so. But I hate Microsoft for my own legitimate reasons.

But since there's anti-American sentiment brewing all over the world, MS could very well die sooner than we think. After all, isn't it bad enough that a lot of governments are replacing their WinXP with Linux, not to mention Opera/Mozilla winning the browser war?

 
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27th May, 2004 at 23:22:57 -

daveyc, everything can copy files. Mac OS / *n?x are well known to be better for graphic work, and Windows 98 handles games better than XP.

In general, Windows doesn't do anything spectacular. It shines only because it has better hardware support, and it's much easier to find software for.

Microsoft has a monopoly because of their nasty tactics. There's plenty of competition, but MS propaganda would have you believe otherwise. For example, in 1999 MSNBC reported NT held 38.1% of the server market, Linux had 24.6%, UNIX 15.3%. Too bad Linux is a UNIX, so that's 38.1 versus 39.9.

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28th May, 2004 at 00:10:14 -

"windows xp is extremely stable"
WTF? XP crashes all the time, and not just on my comp. I've seen people complain about it on practically every comp I've spent more than 3 hours with. Sure, it doesn't seem to crash when your multitasking with games, photoshop, winamp, etc... but when you do important stuff like writing stuff in Notepad, MS Word, SPSS, or even a long article in IE, it's got a MUCH higher crash rate than all the O/S's I've seen put together.

The reason MS has a monopoly is because they started first and thus, they have the capability and resources to bash out lots of propoganda and free samples. Nintendo sux too, so serves them right that they lost their monopoly (not that they really had one with sega, etc).

And in case you don't know, a lot of the important guys use Linux . Either way, I do NOT want to see Apple up at the top again. Sure, Mac's better, but I'd bet a lot of money that they'd charge about 50% more than MS if they had the same power MS does now.

Win98 4ever!

 
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28th May, 2004 at 02:55:13 -

Wow, there's like a million new posts after my last one... Sorry, I'm not in the mood to read pages of text today Have phun!

The only thing I'll reiterate is that unless your using MacOS or Linux then your opinion is invalid. Dont give me crap about how none of your software works on other OS's because that just goes towards my point that Microsoft Windows is better, since developers dont even both making software for other systems, even though they're free to make software for those systems which is entirely up to them, not Microsoft.

Thank you, and goodnight.

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28th May, 2004 at 04:27:28 -

"though they're free to make software for those systems which is entirely up to them, not Microsoft."
Only if they have unlimited funding, otherwise they *don't* have a choice about aiming for the largest target market. Specialist programs are different, of course.

 
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28th May, 2004 at 04:33:14 -

Again, my point exactly. They make it for Windows, not Unix or Linux or MacOS. Why? Because Windows is used by more people. Why? Because it's easy for beginners (can you imagine a beginner using Unix?) yet still has a lot of features and optimisations for advanced users, moreso than any other OS (yes, even Linux, except they dont give out the source code to the kernel... but then again, neither to many Linux distributions these days).

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28th May, 2004 at 07:22:13 -

"XP crashes all the time" - WTF, ive hardly EVER had a crash on XP,and ive had my pc for about 6 months now.
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28th May, 2004 at 07:51:23 -

It's never crashed for me

apart from on certain games, which is the fault of the developer, not the operating system (Prince of Persia doesn't like my graphics card very much. That's what happens when you port directly from a console to a PC)

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28th May, 2004 at 14:23:19 -

"If you are a newbie computer user than yes maybe XP will crash alot. my XP is so optimised and stable, i find it hard to make it crash."

My Windows 98 is nice and stable too. After a while you learn all the bugs to avoid, like after deleting 1.5gb of files I have to restart it.

It hasn't crashed since April 14th.

 
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28th May, 2004 at 19:48:38 -

It shouldn't crash even at 35,000 pages. It should either tell you that your file is too big, you're out of memory, or some other message, then stop. It's an example of bad MS coding that it simply crashes.

 
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28th May, 2004 at 21:25:52 -

From what I know, it crashes a lot while I'm typing stuff. I don't think it works that way by copying & pasting stuff. It's more on the important stuff ala Murphy's Law.

Games don't really crash it, it's those damn unstable edit boxes. Though I do get a lot of crashing from the good ol' games like Betrayal at Krondor and X-Com Apocalypse... games that really do matter, though the crappy new ones hardly ever do .

Stupid XP. I want my Win98 SE back! Only advantage I get from running XP over Win98SE is that it's got that voice-dictation thingy, tells me what stuff is better to uninstall, and lets me run Maya. Still not worth all that extra speed I'd get from Win98SE and over all, DOS programs working.

I hope Longhorn's gonna be better.

 
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28th May, 2004 at 23:42:40 -

Linux is free. Linux wasn't made by Americans, it's a communist thing .

Most of the people who support Linux don't even have it though .

 
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28th May, 2004 at 23:56:15 -

I support windows 98, because if you know enough you can make it stable.

 
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