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MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by Hoser Rob » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:20 am

I guess their Linux project has a way to go yet ...

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/06/14 ... ebian_dev/

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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by Portreve » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm

It's quite possible it's deliberate on Microsoft's part. It's not like they don't have a history of deliberately screwing up stuff done by others.

That said...

The next time you hear The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" on the radio, that song was commissioned by Microsoft for the launch of Windows 95.

They wanted so desperately to be trendy and hip like Apple, and they keep failing at it. So, incompetence. (After all, it is a hallmark of Microsoft.)
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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by whm1974 » Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:53 pm

Linux does things totally different then the way Windows does. So it is no surprised that Microsoft is having problems with their Linux distro.

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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 am

Actually there are many huge corporations that contribute to the Linux Project and there have been for years. MS is one of the biggest contributors. So it's not like they're that unfamiliar.

And to suggest it was sabotage is just your everyday tinfoil hat ignorance.

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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by jimallyn » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm

Hoser Rob wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 am
And to suggest it was sabotage is just your everyday tinfoil hat ignorance.
Or, it could be that Portreve is simply familiar with Microsoft's past history.
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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by SpectreOl » Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:16 am

Portreve wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm
It's quite possible it's deliberate on Microsoft's part. It's not like they don't have a history of deliberately screwing up stuff done by others.

That said...

The next time you hear The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" on the radio, that song was commissioned by Microsoft for the launch of Windows 95.

They wanted so desperately to be trendy and hip like Apple, and they keep failing at it. So, incompetence. (After all, it is a hallmark of Microsoft.)
https://youtu.be/l9Eti38Vzkk
You mean this song? Lol

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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by MurphCID » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:18 am

Portreve wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm
It's quite possible it's deliberate on Microsoft's part. It's not like they don't have a history of deliberately screwing up stuff done by others.

That said...

The next time you hear The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" on the radio, that song was commissioned by Microsoft for the launch of Windows 95.

They wanted so desperately to be trendy and hip like Apple, and they keep failing at it. So, incompetence. (After all, it is a hallmark of Microsoft.)
This is sort of captured in the movie "THE PIRATES OF SILICON VALLEY". Bill Gates was the opposite of hip and trendy.

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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by shawnhcorey » Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:41 am

jimallyn wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:45 pm
Hoser Rob wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 am
And to suggest it was sabotage is just your everyday tinfoil hat ignorance.
Or, it could be that Portreve is simply familiar with Microsoft's past history.
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Re: MS looks a bit silly here ...

Post by Portreve » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:47 pm

Portreve wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:38 pm
It's quite possible it's deliberate on Microsoft's part. It's not like they don't have a history of deliberately screwing up stuff done by others.

That said...

The next time you hear The Rolling Stones' "Start Me Up" on the radio, that song was commissioned by Microsoft for the launch of Windows 95.

They wanted so desperately to be trendy and hip like Apple, and they keep failing at it. So, incompetence. (After all, it is a hallmark of Microsoft.)

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Hoser Rob wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 am
And to suggest it was sabotage is just your everyday tinfoil hat ignorance.
I'm suggesting that it is most likely a combination of deliberate ham-fisting and general incompetence. There's no way they're ever going to give up trying to plant the idea in their (majority share of all computer users on the planet) customers' minds that GNU+Linux isn't quite ready for prime time, or isn't quite as good as Windows.

Why do you think that even to today you've never been able to buy a fully feature-equal-to-Windows MS Office set of locally installed software for Classic Mac OS or Mac OS X? That's just one example. I'm certain there's a multitude of others I've simply forgotten over the decades. Suffice it to say, they're a bit on the rocks right now in certain areas, and I would no more trust them than I'd trust a lion or a wolf.

If someone were to (metaphorically) nuke their HQ and raze all their facilities to the ground, I would not shed a tear.
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