Are you for MS or Anti-MS?

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    Are you for MS or Anti-MS?

    Let's have an epic discussion on this topic guys.

    Personally, I'm very Pro-Microsoft. I think the monopoly is a good thing because most everything is compatible with most everything else. The prices arn't really that bad when you think about how many people slaved over a PC coding these operating systems. So what do you guys think?

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    No offense, fool...but moderators? I hope you know what to do with the post at hand. It's been played out as a topic, and will just get some people all hyper. Plus it's so BORING to discuss.

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    I agree with you somwhat... MS is good for the computer industry because they bring the standards that, without which we'd not be able to use half of the programs on the market.

    what do the rest of you think ( i know that dean is pro-MS).

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    Originally posted by -KEN-
    Plus it's so BORING to discuss.
    Then don't reply. Just let us talk about it.

    -Fool

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    the 'us' there being you and i, fool?

    hmm.. how 'bout dem yanks?

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    Hmm.... I wonder how many times this conversation has taken place. A lot I should think.

    I was brought up on it. My first computer that I was given when I was five/six ran DOS. I was introduced to Windows 3.1 later.

    Though it is the thing for all programmers to want to decapitate Bill Gates and roast his corpse slowly over an open fire I found Windows quite user friendly and the Network, when introduced, convenient (though, granted, I never use it).

    But... I still hate Bill Gates.

    TheP.

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    Originally posted by Aran Elus
    the 'us' there being you and i, fool?

    hmm.. how 'bout dem yanks?
    Hehe, no not just me and you. Everyone that would like to share their opinion on the topic.

    -Fool

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    greetings gentlemen,

    if there is a chance to rack up the posts, i am all for it.

    cheers!

    ohh, and on an unrelated note:
    all you base are belong to us.

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    A bit of a mistranslation isn't it.

    All your bass are belong to us.

    I have another.

    "Bite the Wax Tadpole."
    -<i>Coca-Cola as originally translated into Chinese</i>

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    now i present to you all the understatement of the year: "That's a bit of a mistranslation isn't it"?

    On an unrelated note:
    Friggadiggawaggadiggadum is the only coherent word that i've ever seen that has >= 8 g's.

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    What does it mean? In your language?

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    Great job of spamming the thread everyone...

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    [quote]
    I agree with you somwhat... MS is good for the computer industry because they bring the standards that, without which we'd not be able to use half of the programs on the market.
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    What standards? Can you discribe why you wouldn't be able
    to use half the programs on the market?

    Most of the evidence is to the contrary such as SAMBA and
    microsoft's application formats. It's Microsoft's product, it's not
    like their stealing something, but to be a contender when 90% use
    Microsoft word, you need to be able to open microsoft word documents.
    .NET seems to be more open for Microsoft but were're have to see when it's
    released.

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    I don't particularly like MS. The company is a really good company, but the products 'leave something to be desired'. MS products are neither stable nor consistent in my opinion.

    Anyways, here is a good article that is worth a laugh or two.

    http://www.wired.com/news/technology...,13987,00.html

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    Originally posted by Nick
    What standards? Can you discribe why you wouldn't be able to use half the programs on the market?
    Take this senero

    There are 4 main OS for PC.

    The first is Dean0S witch runs on 23% of all PC's
    The Second is HillOS witch runs on 27% of all pc's
    The third is Fruit0S witch runs on 24% of all pc's
    The forth is Nix0S witch runs on 25% of all pc's

    There is also a 1% group using other os primarly Cheez0S.

    Now as a developer you would want to have your program run on at least 3 of these OS, in order to provide a stable market. This means you need all those OS witch cost monney. You probley want a difrent computer for each OS. You will have to port your program witch takes time.



    Most of the evidence is to the contrary such as SAMBA and
    microsoft's application formats. It's Microsoft's product, it's not
    like their stealing something, but to be a contender when 90% use
    Microsoft word, you need to be able to open microsoft word documents.
    .NET seems to be more open for Microsoft but were're have to see when it's
    released.
    Why is having a standerd as simmple as a document format so wrong. If I wite a document that comes with my program I want you to be able to open it. If I created a file that use a fomat you cant open you can't read it.
    Last edited by gamegod3001; 09-05-2001 at 07:36 PM.
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