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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RE: well
by whartung on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:50 UTC in reply to "well"
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Ya know, that seemed like a pretty matter of fact email. I don't know if I'd consider it angry or not.

But think if this happened at Apple.

Jobs wouldn't be sending an email, he'd be in someones (or several someones) faces, exploding and covering them with froth and spittle.

It's easy to disregard this email and file it under "yea, we should do something about that".

I imagine, however, that being in an angry Jobs RDF puts a little more fire in to someone.

It never ceases to amaze me how easy stuff is to install on the Mac. I always feel like I'm missing something. I'll gladly pay the download and extra disk space these apps take for that simplicity.

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