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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Google is better than Microsoft.com
by pilotgi on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:26 UTC
pilotgi
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2005-07-06

I'm not a Windows user but sometimes I'm 'tech support' for friends and relatives who are. Whenever I go to Microsoft's support website I can never find what I'm looking for. Entering a query into the search field returns all kinds of useless articles.

I type the same search into Google and I get exactly what I need, usually links to Microsoft knowledge docs on Microsoft's website that are somehow hidden using their own search protocols.

Loved the article.

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