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  1. #1
    Bob Gerometta Guest

    Microsoft Case


    I am constantly amazed by the way the media responds to things and Jim Fawcette's
    editiorial in the 4/5/00 DevX Hot Links is a perfect example.

    Two months ago everyone was licking their chops in anticipation of the hammer
    that was going to come down on Microsoft - now even Mr. Fawcette is sliding
    toward "Oh poor little Microsodt; beat up by the Government" I get the idea
    that we always favor the underdog and now that Gates has been slapped, we
    are going to jump on that side of the fence.

    Guys, let's face it, if Microsoft were an airline, and we flew it with the
    consistency we do as users of the Windows OS, we'd all be dead!

    That, to me is the essence of Microsoft's stranglehold on the market - god-awful
    products that have more bugs when released than a bad motel bed! A monopoly
    by any name is detrimental to industry and the computer industry is essential
    to the world.

    Let the govenment break up MS and set it where it needs to be: An OS design
    company; a software development company and a Internet products company.

    Just like the moaning that took place when the Bell was broken up - you'll
    a heck of a lot better products from companies that compete, not dominate.

    I'm not rubbing my hands with glee - I'm just grateful that we have a strong
    central government that sometimes recognizes that companies like Microsoft
    do tons more harm than good if not controlled.






  2. #2
    Phil Weber Guest

    Re: Microsoft Case

    > God-awful products that have more bugs when released
    > than a bad motel bed!


    Bob: I have generally found Microsoft products to be quite good. Which
    Windows software have you found to be of higher quality than Microsoft's?
    ---
    Phil Weber



  3. #3
    Robert Scoble Guest

    Re: Microsoft Case

    I used to be a hard-core Macintosh user. That OS crashed at least 20 times
    more often than my NT system does (come to think of it, I had four crashes a
    day on my Mac, while my NT system hasn't crashed in more than a month).

    --
    Robert Scoble
    http://www.netmeeting-zone.com
    The NetMeeting Zone -- Microsoft NetMeeting MVP
    http://www.devx.com --The Premier Online Information Source for Programming
    Professionals


    "Bob Gerometta" <bob_gerometta@sitevisions.com> wrote in message
    news:38edeb4e$1@news.devx.com...
    >
    > I am constantly amazed by the way the media responds to things and Jim

    Fawcette's
    > editiorial in the 4/5/00 DevX Hot Links is a perfect example.
    >
    > Two months ago everyone was licking their chops in anticipation of the

    hammer
    > that was going to come down on Microsoft - now even Mr. Fawcette is

    sliding
    > toward "Oh poor little Microsodt; beat up by the Government" I get the

    idea
    > that we always favor the underdog and now that Gates has been slapped, we
    > are going to jump on that side of the fence.
    >
    > Guys, let's face it, if Microsoft were an airline, and we flew it with the
    > consistency we do as users of the Windows OS, we'd all be dead!
    >
    > That, to me is the essence of Microsoft's stranglehold on the market -

    god-awful
    > products that have more bugs when released than a bad motel bed! A

    monopoly
    > by any name is detrimental to industry and the computer industry is

    essential
    > to the world.
    >
    > Let the govenment break up MS and set it where it needs to be: An OS

    design
    > company; a software development company and a Internet products company.
    >
    > Just like the moaning that took place when the Bell was broken up - you'll
    > a heck of a lot better products from companies that compete, not dominate.
    >
    > I'm not rubbing my hands with glee - I'm just grateful that we have a

    strong
    > central government that sometimes recognizes that companies like Microsoft
    > do tons more harm than good if not controlled.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >




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