Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What I think about Microsoft

Have you ever felt that the thoughts you've had sometime deepened inside your heart being spoken out by somebody else and all of a sudden, feeling like you're not alone having the same feeling when nobody had ever cared to agree with you what you said before? It has happened to me a lot at some point of my life.

I've been having this strange feelings deepened within myself on why and how Microsoft keeps continuing it's OS legacy and when I read the last paragraph of someone name John Dvorak's article from PCMag, I couldn't help but chuckle. Nothing funny, but that's how I always been thinking about Microsoft Saga. It's human nature to chuckle for nothing, I guess.

Here we go(excerpt from the main article):
Microsoft preannounces a new version of Windows and gives it some weird name that initiates discussion as people try to decipher it's deeper meaning or what it references. Chicago,Longhorn,Blackcomb,7. The specification is revealed, with the goal being to "fix the problems with.. the previous version."

Beta code always leaks out, and people get a good look. A buzz ensues. Microsoft decides to ship the beta and let the public chime in, so the company opens the servers and lets everyone play with it. The product has no legacy hooks or real security, so it just rocks on a computer and people comment on how much better it is. The word is that it's a winner.

Naysayers and critics are shouted down.

There are then a series of mixed messages regarding the ship date. The company claims it will be early, but it's late.


The release comes, and people are shown on the local news lined up at some store camping out overnight to buy the thing. The final product, it turns out, gets crammed with security fixes, stability code and built-in drivers, and soon becomes as slow as the products that came before. Critical reviews appear, and the complaining begins. The company then reports it's working on the next "better than ever, made from scratch" OS, which will go through the same process.


Precisely, you may be interested to check these two links(Warning: Don't drink while you watch these two videos):
1. Bill Gates Parody
2. See how Steve Balmer Marketed Windows.


Thank you for reading my post.

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