Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 25th Jun 2008 22:47 UTC, submitted by Flatland_Spider
Windows We're really on the subject of software installation issues on OSNews lately, and this story, making its rounds on the internet, fits in quite well. Back in the day, during the antitrust lawsuits against Microsoft, Microsoft had to make a whole slew of corporate email public. In light of Gates' imminent withdrawal from Microsoft, SeattlePI dug up a little gem among these emails, one in which Bill Gates goes on a full-blown rant about the difficulties he had trying to download and install Windows MovieMaker, back in 2003.
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This email indicates that regardless of all the naysayers, at least Bill Gates himself cares about quality enough to do something about it, to the best of his abilities in terms of his time and personal efforts. Unfortunately, it seems there's not enough like him that work for him to come up with proper consistency! I, too, would get very frustrated to have to deal with this all the time as a lead geek, and of course, his fortunes (which he probably doesn't care that much about, as it's moot) are affected by this, but, more than anything, his personal pride is.

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