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Re: Microsoft is a cross between The Borg and the Ferengi

On 2008-11-04, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> claimed:
> ____/ invalid@xxxxxxxxxxx on Tuesday 04 November 2008 14:34 : \____
>> "Microsoft is a cross between The Borg and the Ferengi.
>> Unfortunately they use Borg to do their marketing and
>> Ferengi to do their programming."
>>                                          -Simon Slavin
>> "A computer without Microsoft is like a chocolate cake
>> without mustard."
>>                                         -Leo (Bing) Whiteway
>> The only problem with Microsoft is they just have no taste, they
>> have absolutely no taste, and what that means is, I don't mean
>> that in a small way I mean that in a big way.  I have a problem
>> with the fact that they just make really third rate products.
>>            -- Steve Jobs, Triumph of the Nerds, PBS Documentary
>> "Really, I'm not out to destroy Microsoft. That will
>> just  be a completely unintentional side effect."
>>                                     -Linus Torvalds
>> It has been shown in laboratory studies that the average
>> chimpanzee can, with Visual Basic, create a new program
>> which exploits some security hole in Microsoft Outlook
>> within 10-15 minutes of random clicking on pictures.
>> Your results may vary, depending on whether you have
>> learned to use your opposable thumbs.
>>                                          -Visual Basic
>> "Microsoft isn't evil, they just make really crappy
>> operating systems."
>>                                          -Linus Torvalds
>> "The fact remains that Microsoft's entire infrastructure
>> is based on fundamentally flawed designs, not buggy code.
>> These designs can't be changed.  To change them, Microsoft
>> would have to dump all existing APIs and break compatibility
>> with everything up till now. ... And if Microsoft does
>> change its ways, what incentive will you have to stick with
>> Microsoft? If you have to start over from scratch to build
>> your app in this new, secure Microsoft environment, will
>> you pay the hundreds or thousands of dollars to go the
>> Microsoft route, or the $0 to go with Linux?"
>>                                          -Charlie Demerjian
> This morning I received this comment, which sounds illogical and highly
> unlikely:
> "I just heard that Novell is designing the OS for Windows 7. I live in Provo
> Utah and heard it from an insider that Novell is designing it w/ a flavor of
> Linux. I guess that M$ even admits that NT is loaded w/ security and stability
> issues."

No way.

Windows 7 is to linux as a moped is to the space shuttle.

Windows 7 is to Vista as whale shit is to Quirk. If you cleaned up the
whale shit a bit.

Windows hasn't increased computer literacy. It just lowered
the standard.

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