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[2]: Well!!
by tomcat on Thu 26th Jun 2008 17:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Well!!"
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Bill gates isn't a programmer, and based on this email, much smarter then a novice computer user. (Elementary school qualifications?) His resume: Some BASIC experience. Do yourselves a favour, find a real operating system.. where the project leader, is actually a *true* developer. ;)

You don't know WTF you're talking about. Gates wrote one of the first BASIC interpreters for the MITS Altair 8800. He wrote it in assembly language, and it fit into 4K (8K, for a later version) on extremely primitive hardware. Very few of you ass-clowns could do that TODAY, so lighten up on the guy. He's a true developer in every sense. Check the ideology at the door.

Edited 2008-06-26 17:28 UTC

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