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____/ Homer on Tuesday 19 Jul 2011 20:41 : \____
> Verily I say unto thee, that Roy Schestowitz spake thusly:
>> The Seattle Times did the opposite of what you claim it to have done.
>> Are you sure we speak about the right publication?
> No, you're right, I was thinking of Seattle /PI/, which has exposed many
> of Microsoft's dirty secrets over the years. They always seem to get the
> drop on court papers, for some reason. They also hate the Seattle Times
> after being shafted by them in 2003:
> Here's some highlights:
> IT MIGHT BE months before a jury begins deliberations in a class-action
> antitrust suit against Microsoft Corp. in Iowa. The rest of us can spend
> that time reading e-mails company executives never intended to be
> The case has resulted in the disclosure of large volumes of internal
> Microsoft memos and messages -- some recent enough to shed new light on
> issues still relevant to the company.
> The lawsuit over Microsoftâs âWindows Vista Capableâ marketing program
> has reached a key juncture. Lawyers for the plaintiffs have formally
> requested class-action status for the case, seeking to open it up to
> many more people, and Microsoft last week filed its official opposition
> to that request. The filings contain some interesting tidbits on both
> First, a quick summary for anyone just tuning in: The case revolves
> around the marketing of Windows XP PCs as âWindows Vista Capableâ last
> holiday season even in cases when they only had the horsepower to run
> Windows Vista Home Basic. The plaintiffs, two PC buyers, say that was
> deceptive, because Home Basic doesnât offer many of Windows Vistaâs
> signature features, such as the Aero Glass interface. They say itâs not
> a ârealâ Windows Vista version.
> For the opening piece in our series on Gates leaving daily life at
> Microsoft, one goal was to give a clear picture of the Microsoft
> co-founderâs role inside the company, as a gauge of the impact his
> departure will have. As part of that, I went back through the internal
> e-mails turned over in the antitrust suits against the company, looking
> for new insights into his personality.
> Read on past the jump for one of the gems that turned up, showing Gates
> in the role of chief rabble-rouser. (Original document: PDF, 5 pages.)
> It shows that even the Microsoft co-founder â who champions the âmagic
> of softwareâ â isnât immune to the frustrations of everyday computer
> Someone decided to trash the one part of Windows that was usable? The
> file system is no longer usable. The registry is not usable. This
> program listing was one sane place but now it is all crapped up.
> What an absolute mess.
> So after more than an hour of craziness and making my programs list
> garbage and being scared and seeing that Microsoft.com is a terrible
> website I havenât run Moviemaker and I havenât got the plus package.
> The lack of attention to usability represented by these experiences
> blows my mind. I thought we had reached a low with Windows Network
> places or the messages I get when I try to use 802.11.
> Then of course there's the LA Times, which has also exposed
> Gates'/Microsoft's corruption:
The Seattle P-I shut its doors two years ago, just like
most publications that don't shill for a Sugar Daddy and sell privileged
audience to a liar. See Fox/Murdoch...
Journalism is dead. PR and influence for say (pay to say)
thrives at its expense.
~~ Best of wishes
Dr. Roy S. Schestowitz (Ph.D. Medical Biophysics), Imaging Researcher
http://Schestowitz.com | GNU/Linux administration | PGP-Key: 0x74572E8E
Editor @ http://techrights.org & Broadcaster @ http://bytesmedia.co.uk/
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