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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It wasn't a rant.
by nighty5 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 08:15 UTC
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2005-12-18

I find it hard to see his email being a rant.

His a concerned executive that is passionate about his products and he wants to suceed. I have my reservations about Microsoft, but in the end Gates is completely right - his experience with Moviemaker, the terrible search functionality arguments are completely funded.

We run Sharepoint which drives significant portions of our intellectual property - and the search functionality sucks!

Check this link out, it describes another famous email by Jim Allchin - a Microsoft executive who was comparing Apple's software by sayingg MS had lost its way while painting Apple in a much better light by saying:

"I would buy a Mac today if I was not working at Microsoft"

http://blog.seattlepi.nwsource.com/microsoft/archives/110354.asp

Now that's some fighting words.

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