Why we (shouldn’t) hate Microsoft?


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  1. Hot Woochy says:

    I really, really hate Microsoft!

    Windows is a cancer that makes the whole IT market to suffer! Microsoft is a BUNCH OF SHIT, targeting the easily manipulated part of the population.

    Microsoft causes (or has attemptet to cause) a lot of damage and mess-up towards the computer market:

    #1 “Palladium”
    Palladium enforces Restriction on hardware: Linux and other OSs couldn’t run PC anymore, Software and Hardware developer whould have to pay horrible taxes to Microsoft(wich mean Freeware would DIE)
    (click Here)

    #2 “Certified for Windows”
    Like “Palladium”, Hardware vendors have to pay horrible taxes. The result the hardware quality goes down and the Hardware industry has to suffer!

    Microsoft is nasty shit company that should get burnt for being the software Nazis they are!

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  5. Hafees says:

    It was nice to read your article. – a controversial topic and it can always give you some visitors and comments πŸ˜‰

    Let me comment on it, point by point πŸ™‚

    #1 Monopoly

    If a product is superior than its competitors and because of that reason, a monopoly is created, then one should not have any complaint. But in the case of Microsoft, it is not and that is the reason for people to hate it. Just compare any Mirosoft Product other than Microsoft Office (I think, it is the only superior product in terms of quality and features) with competing products. You can always find better freewares or commercial alternatives. Microsoft created a monopoly by making alliance with other hardware manufactures so that they will always get device drivers and the pc manufactureres bundled Windows OS with their product. Most common people don’t even know there are alternatives and even if they know, they don’t try it becuase what they heard is “it is difficult!”.

    To make my point more clear consider the following scenario.

    You’ve two normal PCs. In one, you installed Windows OS (Say Vista) and in the other you installed a Linux distribution (say Ubuntu) and just answer the question – which PC is more productive without installing any additional software?

    Also, popularity doesn’t mean quality.

    #2 Yes, I agree with your points regarding Apple. It is jsut another company making a fortune from its products. But I didn’t really understand the next point you tried to convey. “There are near 10K software engineers at Microsoft and suppose they all work to build OS. How many volunteers are there for OSS?” – Surely all of the software engineers are not developing OS and there are many volunteers for OSS as well. Were you trying to say that, “Microsoft has more employees and so there products are great” ?
    “shut your mouth and make an OS like Windows.” – Why should one make an OS like Windows? If you’re asking about “build a superior OS” then it is already there.

    #3. Yes, I agree that we should not compare IE6 with Firefox 3 or any modern browser. But the point is, IE never was the best browser. You can compare IE6 with the browsers of that time and it wasn’t the best if you compare features or performance. But the problem was compatibility. Many sites were using ActiveX controls or methods that were propreitary to Microsoft and were only tested with IE and because of that reasons they recommended their users to use IE only. Develeopers even created better browsers with the IE engine – with multiple tab support etc.

    #4. “Need to update hardware as we update software” – Can’t blame if a software company specifies a minimum requirement for running their software. But if a company refuses to support its old products and compells the user to buy a new one, it is another thing. The problem is, for an user with an average hardware, there is no choice in Microsoft world. They have to either stick with the old Operating System which might have many bugs or upgrade their machines. But in the Linux world you can always find an alternative – For highend machines you can opt a distro and for low end you can opt for another distro – and you can be confident that all of them will be updated regularly.

    #5. We love Google, so hate it’s competitors – Yes, it is not a good thing to do. Google is another monopoly – but mainly because of quality. It always has given something to the open source community. But there are arguments about the lack of transparencies in some of its policies. You may read something here. http://www.rinf.com/news/nov05/googlefacts.html

    I have also written an article comparing Windows, Linux & Mac. You may read it here.

  6. Veera says:

    The one thing for which I hate..err.. ‘hate’ is not the right word.. I would say ‘like Microsoft to do’ is to compliant with the standards. be it web or other technologies, Microsoft sometimes deviated from those standards, because of which other developers had to suffer.

    In my opinion, Microsoft is the company which inspired me to come into IT field.

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