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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Well!!
by Hakime on Thu 26th Jun 2008 02:00 UTC
Hakime
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"The email is massively long, but I'm reprinting it here anyway, for a number of reasons. One, it gives a good insight into how Microsoft is very well capable of criticising itself, something some other companies in the same business could take a few pointers from."

That does not make sense to say that. I really doubt that you know what is going on internally in every compagny out there, so your point is nonsense. Microsoft never makes such statement in public as any other compagny. Moreover what we see here is an internal email that should never have been made public, and any other compagny has such internal emails where employees communicates freely. So again what's surprising?

No, the real surprising thing for me is that Gates who is/was supposed to be the Chief Software Architect at Microsoft does not have a clue on what is going on, what the platform is doing and heck he does not how to fix an issue on its own system. I mean, come on, this guy is supposed to be in the computer industry so he should have gone to see the devs, talk to them and even contribute to fix the issue.

But i guess, being a Software Architect does not mean anything at Microsoft and this is all the drama of this compagny....

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