[Lvlug] Re: Once again MS is waaaaay off target
jhigdon at linuxfools.org
jhigdon at linuxfools.org
Tue Apr 26 13:08:59 EDT 2005
> God knows I hate MS too, but this isn't to bad of an idea because you
> can chose not to send it. Mozilla Firefox has this feature as well.
How do you know you have that choice yet? Have they released how the
"blackbox" will function?
Personally, if they are going to go through the media attention that
will bring by adding this feature, why allow the user to select
"Don't Send". I bet at least 90% of people given the choice
will rather not send then send. Or not even know what it means.
Don't forget a majority of computer users think that if they delete the
giant E icon they've "deleted" the intarweb.
But since that is my opinion, maybe we can take a poll here on the list.
I for one would click Don't Send, partially because it's not my problem
to help them debug their software if I pay good money for something that
should "just work" (popular phrase these days). And because
when something like that crashes, I'm either too lazy, or too
impatient to get back to what I was doing.
2cent USD :)
> But I still think that M$ knows what is wrong with it's software, and it
> amazes me that they can get away with releasing buggy OS's to
> businessses, and businesses will still spend thousdands of dollars for
> it when their is a more secure, relatively cheap, if not free, OS out
> there as an alternative.
MS buggy? Sure. Relatively less secure? At most times I'd agree. I
guarantee whichever Linux distro you use has quite of few security
problems itself too. Cheap, ok this also depends. In alot of cases sure
Linux is far cheaper. But if a company needs a supported solution, say
RedHat's for instance..this can become quite the money sink hole!
> It's almost like MS is it's own anti advertisement, but companys are
> brainwashed by the simplicity and what not.
Companies sometimes don't adapt well to change. And why make that change
unless there is a clear winner. Linux is great, but I don't see a clear
winner even far in the distance (desktop wise). ;( I learned this the
hard way. I assumed OpenOffice would keep the formatting on my resume
correctly when making it a Word document ;) I'm sorry, but they should
not tease me with half ass file extension support (even though I am
warned). ALL or nothing. Otherwise I would have used simplistic .rtf
formatting and would have had a prayer of not looking like an ass when
the potential future employer opened my resume.
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