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Re: Another round of MS idiocy

In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Mon, 02 Jan 2006 10:46:02 +0000
> __/ [7] on Monday 02 January 2006 10:39 \__
>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>> __/ [Kelsey Bjarnason] on Monday 02 January 2006 09:06 \__
>>>> Updated Windows the other day.  Got all the assorted requisite things,
>>>> plus WMP 9.0.  Happy happy joy joy.
>>>> Everything claims to have installed correctly.  WMP says it installed
>>>> successfully.  WMP, however, won't play media; it spews an error on any
>>>> attempt to use it.
>>> Service Pack II had similar forms of impact on networking and various
>>> components that are associated with the network. In most circumstances, I
>>> advised to wipe and re-install. [sarcasm] marvellously, this resolves the
>>> problem. That's often the only solution when an operating system is not
>>> modular. You cannot mend the morbid chunks. If Linux is like Lego, Windows
>>> is like Play-Doh.
>> Yeah but did micoshaft agree to pay you $99 to do their work?
> It could be far worse. They could charge $100. That's 3 digits. How generous
> of them... marketting [1] and dirty tactics [2] has always been their
> stronger sides.
> Roy
>   [1] Dvorak wonders if Microsoft is today using reverse-dirty-tricks to
> promote the Xbox 360: pay people to create Web sites that slam the gaming
> computer in order to provoke a barrage of defenders. 

They need to do that?  I get over 5,000 port 445 hits a week on
my firewall as it is!

>   [2] John Dvorak: ?Some years back, Microsoft practiced a lot of dirty
> tricks using online mavens to go into forums and create Web sites extolling
> the virtues of Windows over OS/2. They were dubbed the Microsoft Munchkins,
> and it was obvious who they were and what they were up to. But their numbers
> and energy (and they way they joined forces with nonaligned dummies who
> liked to pile on) proved too much for IBM marketers, and Windows won the
> operating-system war through fifth-column tactics?

Like the tactics, hate the tactics, Microsoft is the leader.
(If only in dirty tactics.)

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