"I'm not one of those who think Bill Gates is the devil. I simply suspect that if Microsoft ever met up with the devil, it wouldn't need an interpreter." - Nicholas Petreley
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What really bugs me about microsoft?
- every single idea that Microsoft has used in its "innovative" products was stolen from its competitors. Microsoft has never written anything for itself!
- Rather than fix bugs, it produces workarounds in associated products, leaving the competition looking bad. One example, Frontpage produces buggy html pages that only Internet Explorer can read, going against W3C's standards.
- Microsoft blatantly lies. Example 1: The license to Windows, states that if you don't accept the license you may return the product and get our money back. You have to go to court to make it really happen! Example 2: Microsoft enters a federal court of USA with a doctored video tape as evident. At no level does microsoft feel that they need to tell the truth or obey by social ethics.
- abuse of it's monopoly. Microsoft's marketing tactics are to strategically starve competitors of a living. When Microsoft faces competition, it will release products the same as the competitor's but give them away instead. When the competitor profits fall, Microsoft wins the original competition, often resulting in a takeover of the smaller company.
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