Skip to comments.10 Reasons You Should Love Microsoft (rather than bash Microsoft, Maybe it's time to praise it)
Posted on 07/28/2010 10:40:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
It's easy to bash Microsoft.
From its CEO, to its massively popular operating system, the company does not exude the cool, hip style of Apple. Nor does it exude the wide-eyed optimism or Google.
For these reasons, and others, Microsoft is regularly bashed by the tech-set who drool over Apple and Google.
It's not just the tech scene. Wall Street is cool to Microsoft. After crushing earnings, Microsoft's stock is underperforming the market.
Well instead of piling on, we're going the other way. Of all the major tech companies out there, Microsoft is one of the most successfully diversified, exciting companies going.
It has two major cash cows, but it's also grown 8 billion dollar businesses in the last decade. Does anyone think Google, or even Apple, could do that?
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I don’t even know what you’re responding to there. Nothing I said.
There’s OSes on the smart phones. That’s been my point, which you keep studiously ignoring, all along. Even if all of your predictions about smart phones come true (which they won’t) there will still be OSes. The iPhone OS, the Android OS, the Palm OS. The OS as a concept will never go away, it’s a necessary piece of code in every single complex computerized device.
And investors fleeing from MS are morons. Their sales keep growing. 1.1 billion customers and MORE coming. Even if the pads are taking over (which they aren’t, nobody is actually ditching their computers for pads) it’s still going to be at least 6 years at current adoption rate for their to be as many pads out there as Windows computers right now.
Sorry but you’re wrong. The mass market is is screaming HELLO:
Sales up 20% over same quarter last year, third consecutive quarter with double digits growth.
I spend almost no time dealing with the OS. It’s just there running my apps. Everybody’s millage varies but half the time at work I have to extend the start menu to figure out which version of Windows I’m even on, my stuff just works without me even bothering to notice the OS.
Not the netbook remix..Im running Ubuntu on one of my systems to run GNS3/dynamips to lab up my Cisco routers for my CCIE lab
The irony of being the guy that fixes the Network, I need to have as much as possible on my local system and not dependent on the Network as my job is to fix the Network when it's down
Some time people do not get this basic chicken/egg paradox....
Years back I was working at a service company when we had the inhouse system go down...we needed a part to fix it that we had in our own stock...
But the parts dept head would not give to use because the inhouse system down!(yet we know, that what we need the part for, to fix the inhouse system for you, you fool!)
The moron in charge of parts just didn't get it...We finally had to get it by distracting her so one of the guy in the parts cage could tossed it out the back door to us while she was not looking
Yeah, but two terms oughta do it.
“Its not a myth, nobody needs an OS anymore.”
That’s like saying cars don’t need engines any more because dashboards are going all digital.
Half the time people talk about operating systems they don’t even know what one is, conflating OS with GUI - those are two different things.
That the whole point of the OS to handle all the housekeeping, to do the heavy lifting with out you noticing it, the OS to you, is the frontdesk at the hotel, you don't want to or need to see the kitchen or housekeeping, etc.
Idiots need to be protected, not taken advantage of.
“Idiots need to be protected, not taken advantage of.”
Not really. Acting like an idiot is not the same thing. People make stupid choices and they are free to do so. It isn’t my responsibility to protect you from yourself.
“Microsoft finally got a worthy successor to XP, and one that’s almost as good as its target, OS X. “
Better actually but we’re not supposed to go there remember.
“Microsoft loves to use and abuse temps though. “
Most big companies do.
Thanks for the reply Bill. I'm sure you'll never do any time.
Sorry you have.
Yes we can, just don't get nasty. I come at this from the point of view of a Windows expert user and admin from v.2 to present, having switched to Mac three years ago for personal use. Windows 7 is good, and I have spoken rather kindly of it here. But in my experience in both worlds, it doesn't quite beat OS X yet. I felt slowed-down on Windows after just a month or so getting used to OS X. Windows expert >> OS X newbie = already faster on OS X.
As far as Microsoft and treatment of temps, they were actually busted for it. Sadly, this resulted in many temps losing even the temp jobs they had as Microsoft modified its temp practices to comply with the law.
“I come at this from the point of view of a Windows expert user “
I come at this as the owner of a security company who tests government, healthcare, and financial institution systems for security and compliance with security requirements.
Somewhat different approaches. I also come as a developer specializing in HCI, so usability and UI efficiency is a big thing for me. So you're one of the guys doing the DIACAP audits, huh? Those are fun to go through if you're ready, a nightmare if you're not.
Just say DIACAP is funnnnnnn, repeat as necessary.