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]: It wasn't a rant.
by Soulbender on Fri 27th Jun 2008 04:30 UTC in reply to "RE: It wasn't a rant."
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In any large company this would have been considered inappropriate or at least highly unproffessional.

The CEO having legitimate concerns about your product is inappropriate? Seriously? I dont know what large companies you've worked for (probably none) but I'm happy I dont work for those if voicing concerns internally about shortcomings in your product is inappropriate.

Not to mention the reputation damage that is done to Microsoft, especially in the corporate world.

You've never read any internal executive emails, have you? Much, much worse things are said in internal emails every day.

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