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Microsoft Is King!

By Yzowl ·
Get Used To It!!!! Lets all stop bashing the system and focus our energies in a positive way! Microsoft has been King since it's beginning, and I would think it shall rein for many years to come. Funny how without Microsoft, most of you wouldn't even be able to be here!
Instead of all the whining and complaining, which will get you nowhere, why not use what you have to create something better? How would you make the system any better than it already is?
Is there any other operating system ready and capable of taking the rein from Microsoft? I think not, but I'm always open to new opinions... WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE... TODAY?

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Yeah sure Pal...

by LEGJ1 In reply to MS is a Dictator

The gaming software is getting smaller for MS??????? Not. Linux has a LONG way to go before it comes close to MS. And another thing, if you had the same opportunity to corner the industry, you would do the same thing. Anybody who denies that is lying. Billy saw an opportunity on DOS and jumped on it. Why make him sound like a criminal? Thank my buddy Bill. Don't judge him.

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Learn to read before making a comment

by salmonslayer In reply to Yeah sure Pal...

If you read, you will notice that I said the list of games that I play on Windows is getting smaller, not that the list of Windows games is getting smaller. Wine is getting better and better. Between Wine and ports to Linux, the list of games thatI am required to play under Windows is definitely shrinking.
Also, it is not me but the Justice department that is making him sound criminal. Take a look at some of the judgements against MS in the early 1990s. Also look at some of the lawsuits, some settled in court and many settled out of court.
Thank Bill??? Why -- for having one of the best marketing teams? True innovation demands more than just duplication, or buying up the competition. And before you start flaming me as anti-MS, I have been using MS products for close to 20 years. I still have a copy of Excel version 1, with the Windows runtime, and a copy of MS Word 5.0 for DOS. I use the best tool for the job, regardless of who creates it, and for my purposes at this time,Linux is the better tool. Until about three years ago, OS/2 was the better tool. I still have OS/2 installed on my system, but find that I boot into it less and less. I also have BeOS and QNX installed as well.
Final comment -- rather than just agreeing with what you have been told by Microsoft's phenomenal marketing team, explore. Try some alternatives. In a previous post, someone mentioned that StarOffice and SmartSuite are viable alternatives to MS products. So is WordPerfect Office and so is 602PC Suite (which like StarOffice is also free). As well, Opera is a wonderful web browser. Open your eyes, and you will see that all that is MS is not necessarily BS, but a large amount definitely is!

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And I agree with you

by LEGJ1 In reply to Learn to read before maki ...

on many of your points. We use other O/S and software as well. I just grow tired of the MS bashing on here. If it wasn't for MS, 90% of us would not have I.T. jobs. MS created a lot of good, along with some questionable business tactics. Yes. Personally, I feel there is no better client than Windows NT or 2000. Servers are debatable. I also think Office 97 was/is a superior product. We have not yet upgraded to Office 2000 or XP...so I cannot say whether I like that suite or not. I do agree with some of your points and they are in my head(vault) ready for download.

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Thank Bill for what?

by qomputek In reply to Yeah sure Pal...

Did you know that your budy Bill is comming after all of us? And you know for what, MONEY. He wants even more of our money. Take a look at this:

http://www.microsoft.com/piracy/

Think about how many cd's in your inventory are copies? How many times did you install your Windows on deffrent machines? Well thanks to Bills greed that is comming to an end and so will Microsoft if they keep it up. Linux is free and most of the software that comes with it too. People will learn Linux to save money, they learned to use DOS commands instead of buying the expensive Apple Macs back in the early 80's didn't they? Even though Macs were nicer and easier to use. Think about it. Get linux and start to learn to use it because you will be using it on a regular basis before you know it.

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Why are you afraid of PIRACY?

by LEGJ1 In reply to Thank Bill for what?

This is my question. I make sure that we have licenses for everything we buy. I lock down PC's so users cannot install pirated software. My network is legit. That website doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that it scares you. Perhaps MS wouldn't have to go to these extremes if companies had scruples. Play by the book and you won't get burned. We have never had an audit, but if we did....I wouldn't care. I am all for learning LINUX. I am sure I could incorporate it one day in the future. Linux has a long way to go to challenge Billy Boy. Linux servers are becoming more popular with consumers, but clients and clientside apps aren't even knocking on the door yet.

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Why are you afraid of PIRACY?

by LEGJ1 In reply to Thank Bill for what?

This is my question. I make sure that we have licenses for everything we buy. I lock down PC's so users cannot install pirated software. My network is legit. That website doesn't bother me. What bothers me is that it scares you. Perhaps MS wouldn't have to go to these extremes if companies had scruples. Play by the book and you won't get burned. We have never had an audit, but if we did....I wouldn't care. I am all for learning LINUX. I am sure I could incorporate it one day in the future. Linux has a long way to go to challenge Billy Boy. Linux servers are becoming more popular with consumers, but clients and clientside apps aren't even knocking on the door yet.

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Opportuntiny Knocks!

by Yzowl In reply to Yeah sure Pal...

Is anyone going to answer?
.... to bad up to this point, only Microsoft has picked up the ball!

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King from the beginning, sure....

by TimMitchell In reply to King since the beginning?

Anyone will agree that, once Microsoft got rolling, their success snowballed. But, Yzowl, did you know that Microsoft bought their first version of DOS? That's right, the first version of DOS was NOT authored by a Microsoft programmer. Later, Microsoft partnered with IBM to bundle IBM boxes with Microsoft's OS, and even shared development expenses; however, when a bright programmer at MS came up with a new way to do it, they left IBM high-and-dry. Generalist has a point about the Apple-likeinterface of the original Windows... it's heavily speculated (and rightly so) that Microsoft intentionally withheld the release of Windows so that they could imitate the windowing system that Steve Jobs & Co. pioneered.

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Devide and Conquer

by Yzowl In reply to King from the beginning, ...

No... Governor, I didn't know that Microsoft bought their first version
of DOS, but I knew they worked with IBM. However, Isn't that the way of all Kings?
Divide and Conquer? I'll admit, perhaps they did intentionally withhold the
release of Windows for there own gain, which seems to be the norm in all walks
of life, although not entirely acceptable. I just wish to give credit where
credit is due! No matter how callus Microsoft may seem to be, I'm sure they have
lost some of their "pioneer idea's" as well. I'm not sayin' their
perfect... just King!

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King of what exactly?

by JimBb In reply to King since the beginning?

If you want to be seen as a leader, a forerunner, you should do more than just copy and reverse-engineer. Name one thing Microsoft has invented.

To most it may seem as if Microsoft is indeed ruling the Intel-world, but to rule there must be innovation, invention, you need pioneers, people willing to fall flat on their face while trying something. So far I've only seen copying, followed by claims that they haven't.

It's true, Microsoft is everywhere. And most likely they will be for awhile. But as long as they let the inventivity to others, there is the risk that one day they will be too late. Explorer and internet was already pretty close to a defeat, they needed to cross some legal borders to win it.

So... King? Yes. Ofmarketing. But a true king needs more.

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