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Felix
03-10-2005, 02:06 PM
Stumbled upon this when I was searching for a direct link to Microsoft's helpdesk:

http://www.microsofthelp.com/

Darkness
03-10-2005, 03:13 PM
Haha, excellent.

Prelude
03-10-2005, 03:26 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Microsoft bashing is incredibly cliche? I mean, how many times can everyone repeat the same stale old jokes without getting sick?

Thantos
03-10-2005, 03:29 PM
42 of course

RoD
03-10-2005, 03:41 PM
i hate microsoft as much as anyone, but that was lame.

sean
03-10-2005, 03:54 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Microsoft bashing is incredibly cliche? I mean, how many times can everyone repeat the same stale old jokes without getting sick?

No, you're not. I've chastised a few people for jumping on the "hate Microsoft" bandwagon. I can see the advantages of *nix over Windows, but really, newbies get so stupid about it sometimes.

Sang-drax
03-10-2005, 04:21 PM
Bashing Microsoft is sooo 1998...

InvariantLoop
03-10-2005, 04:55 PM
I like Micorosoft.

Zach L.
03-10-2005, 05:07 PM
Yeah, I'm not too fond of Miscrosoft, but those are rehashes of rehashed jokes. The only good one I've seen (despite the fact that it's old) is this: http://www.geocities.com/rcwoolley/

InvariantLoop
03-10-2005, 05:21 PM
Considering the fact that every OS now trys to have "windows" imagine if the idea of windows wasnt introduced? What would PC's use now, maybe someone would have thought of "doors" and then we would have a OS called Doors, and still everyone would be bashing Doors and saying that Doors OS sucks.

20 years after.....

Someone so mad at the Doors OS, thinks something new and he calls it Windows!
Now knowing that something like that did not happen, are you all not glad that you didnt waste 20 years using Doors?

:)

Zach L.
03-10-2005, 05:26 PM
>>> [A]re you all not glad that you didnt waste 20 years using Doors? <<<

I'm not sure how to answer that. :p

Darkness
03-10-2005, 07:03 PM
Am I the only one who thinks that Microsoft bashing is incredibly cliche? I mean, how many times can everyone repeat the same stale old jokes without getting sick?

You aren't started any other new bashing trends now ARE you? Hmmmmm??? Yeah that's what I thought! Foo!

RoD
03-10-2005, 07:11 PM
thats not as funny as that fake article about MS making a linux o/s

jrahhali
03-10-2005, 08:52 PM
but still, nomatter how old it gets, there is still a scale of funniness. I don't think a lot of these jokes are published or said by people really diskliking microsoft, but just rather because it's fun to make jokes about things we're all familiar with.

I got a smile out of it felix :D

sand_man
03-10-2005, 10:21 PM
I dont hate Microsoft. I prefer to use Windows because it is just nicer to look at and easier to control, plus there is just so much support for drivers. However I don't like any other Microsoft products.

Perspective
03-10-2005, 10:26 PM
>>Considering the fact that every OS now trys to have "windows"

The concept of "windows" in a GUI environment has been around a LOT longer than MS has.

scoobasean
03-11-2005, 12:12 AM
I dont hate Microsoft. I prefer to use Windows because it is just nicer to look at and easier to control, plus there is just so much support for drivers. However I don't like any other Microsoft products.
Not even MSVC++?

prog-bman
03-11-2005, 01:41 AM
I have no beef with microsoft. I use there supposed crappiest OS(Windows ME). I really don't have any issues. I run my compie for weeks at a time and rarely have a "jam". Linux is also fun though I do enjoy that console feel ;).

Felix
03-11-2005, 09:14 AM
>>Considering the fact that every OS now trys to have "windows"

The concept of "windows" in a GUI environment has been around a LOT longer than MS has.
Wasn't it first introduced by Apple/Macintosh?

VirtualAce
03-11-2005, 09:20 AM
Microsoft is sheer genius.

Their business practices are not.

Zach L.
03-11-2005, 04:48 PM
I'd say roughly the opposite.

Theoclymenus
03-12-2005, 09:35 AM
I would have said that Microsoft was a nessecary evil... I mean it seems to be the easiest GUI OS to use and as such has a nearly complete monopoly on computer users OS.
I mean honestly if you stuck an old age pensioner on a computer for the first time he/she is more likely to be able to use windows then any other OS. It's just a shame that serious computer users are stuck with an OS that at times can be very annoying with either its knack for commiting suicide (surely you have seen this phenomena) or its babyish point and click system with cartoony graphics.

As for using Windows ME it started out fine on my PC but as the computer got older it slowly died and crashed very frequently. Also if you look on the back of game cases or other software it's surprising how often they are compatable with every single Windows version except for ME.

SMurf
03-12-2005, 09:40 AM
Wasn't it first introduced by Apple/Macintosh?
The modern GUI was actually invented by Xerox PARC. Steve Jobs (of Apple) did some shoulder-rubbing and got permission to spend some time there, subsequently stealing it. :rolleyes:

I don't think the labs are still going anymore. Imagine if they'd come up with something more commercially viable than the Xerox Star (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xerox_Star)?

sand_man
03-13-2005, 12:08 AM
Not even MSVC++?
nope dont like it