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    Senior Member rjahrman's Avatar
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    Microsoft admitting they were wrong: http://www.microsoft.com/WindowsXP/p...e/stopspam.asp

    The irony is that the people who occasionally check the Microsoft home page for updates (or MSDN ) know how to edit their config files so they can uninstall all the crappy Windoze extras.

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    Actually, they admitted no wrong-doing. They only stated that
    The Messenger Service was originally designed for use by system administrators to notify users about the network. However, some advertisers have started using this service to send information via the Internet, and these messages could be used maliciously to distribute a virus.
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    Translation: "We originally thought that the Messenger Service would be used by system administrators to notify users about the network. However, as we continue to provide Home Edition users features that they will never need (and can't use because we've intentionally made it hard to use Home Edition on corporate networks) so that they will cluelessly buy our new versions only because they want random new features, some advertisers have suprisingly--apparently not all are as great of people as we thought--taken advantage of this, and these messages could really **** up your computer. Nevertheless, we'll make this sound nice so that the media doesn't make a big deal out of our mistakes . . . again."

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    Although saying that, I use Messenger Service at home... maybe I should rethink the communication strategy within the family...

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    Whenever somebody trashes Windows, I like the reply of: You write 40 million lines of code and have each work perfectly.
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    Yeah, but what if my former CTO admitted that over 90% of the bugs reported were known before release? And that they intentionally don't try to create "bugless" software because they (correctly) believe that most consumers expect software to be buggy and will purchase it either way?

    Software doesn't have to be buggy if the company decides that's what it wants. Look at cell phones. Some newer models have over 100,000 lines of code running them . . . but have you ever heard of a cell phone crashing? Same with (graphing) calculators.

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    It's hard to compare a cell phone's and calculator's pseudo-OS with a modern desktop computer.

    Apologies, but I can't take anybody seriously who still spells "Microsoft" with a dollar sign. They're a business to make profit.
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    Why does everyone hate Microsoft so much, just because they had some success. Would we do the same to someone like Appl£?

    Anyway that messenger service can be blocked with software as well, blocked it ages ago.

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    It's okay. I'm just pissed off that the vast majority of users are on an operating system that . . . well . . . isn't as good as it could be.

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    Originally posted by Riat_Sila
    Why does everyone hate Microsoft so much, just because they had some success. Would we do the same to someone like Appl£?
    Don't get me started about Apple.

    "And you know all the games are good--all six of them--because we've played them for PC years ago."
    "When you want to upgrade a PC, you have to mess around with cables, and cases, and circuits, and all kinds of other junk. But with Macs, you just pick it up, throw it away, and get another one!"

    BTW: I'm not a fan of Linux either, so I guess I'm just in a world that's not for me.


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