Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 12th Nov 2008 22:55 UTC
Editorial Yesterday, a story made its rounds across the internet. It was picked up by many large news websites, and I'm sure it will be quoted by people until eternity. It was published by a large website, looked all fancy, it had multiple pages - it looked like it was really something. However, anyone with even the remotest bit of knowledge knows that the article was a collection of complete and utter bogus.
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Why all the hatred?
by Peace on Thu 13th Nov 2008 21:35 UTC
Peace
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2008-11-13

I am a medical doctor pretending to have a little knowledge of computers. I try to keep in touch with what is happening in your world (I got here through Lifehacker) and somehow I still cannot get around why there is so much dislike for Microsoft.

It seems like they can never win. They are either doing too much or not enough. Considering the kind of influence they have on peoples lives (through just Windows and Office products) I think they are not doing too bad at all.
Of course most of you are professionals who are into 3D, Printing, Movies, etc and how your OS behaves is absolutely important. However, do remember that the really big majority of people out there just want to get on the internet, send an email, listen to a song or two and draft a letter now and then. For them, Microsoft and Vista have been doing the job quite ok.

I have always thought, in any case, Vista was a great product and expected that there had to be teething problems initially as they wrote the code completely anew (I hope I am right) from the bottom up. I look forward to the final release of Windows 7 with an open mind. I wish some of you here would do the same.

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