Linked by Eugenia Loli on Tue 18th Apr 2006 17:43 UTC, submitted by Tom H.
Microsoft " Let's start with Vista. Fine, so it got delayed by a few months. No big deal. If people can wait for a year, they can definitely wait for a few more months. But with Vista, Microsoft is definitely taking a big leap forward. Right about now, all you Mac fans are clamoring to be heard claiming that Mac OS had all these features for years. True. But with 2-3 percent marketshare in the desktop area, I really don't think Microsoft is all that worried about the Macintosh platform. And with Vista, most Mac enthusiasts wouldn't be able to point fingers at Windows users about how sleek (appearance and functionality) their OS looks, because Vista definitely looks comparable. I agree it feels quite raw, but it's still in Beta, so I'm willing to give Microsoft the benefit of the doubt here."
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Wow.
by Pseudo Cyborg on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:02 UTC
Pseudo Cyborg
Member since:
2005-07-09

I'm neither troll nor zealot, but man this "article" reads like Microsoft paid a lot of money for it.

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RE: Wow.
by smitty_one_each on Tue 18th Apr 2006 19:05 in reply to "Wow."
smitty_one_each Member since:
2005-07-07

Concur. Author puts the 'S' in sycophant and the 'O' in obsequious. One could become diabetic reading this outburst of sucrose.

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RE: Wow.
by elektrik on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:00 in reply to "Wow."
elektrik Member since:
2006-04-18

Probably so...Found this info on the following website about the author (http://www.getafreelancer.com/projects/Copywriting-Translation/Data...)
"Hi, My name is Varun Dubey, I have been in a similar line for the past few years and have been writing for the top technology magazines in India. I was working with them as a Technology Analyst. I now write for an online U.S based website called www.cooltechzone.com. I have reviewed cameras, cell phones, you name it. Writing for this website has given me incredible insight into the consumers psyche and purchase habits which helps me in writing content that alleviates their fears/questions/queries about the product. Not only do I possess outstanding writing and communication skills, but I also have extensive industry contacts to add insider info to your website. I have seen that insider info always pulls in tremendous traffic. I will work for you for $3000/month "

Here's his profile on that website BTW: http://www.getafreelancer.com/users/115582.html

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RE[2]: Wow.
by Pseudo Cyborg on Tue 18th Apr 2006 20:55 in reply to "RE: Wow."
Pseudo Cyborg Member since:
2005-07-09

LOL Good to know.

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RE[2]: Wow.
by ma_d on Tue 18th Apr 2006 21:35 in reply to "RE: Wow."
ma_d Member since:
2005-06-29

I hate to ad hominem but this part of his profile is quite humorous:
Excellent written english. As good as native.
have been writing Technology and related products based articles for top IT magazines.
Obsessive desire for accuracy.


His english is by far sub par but the best part there is that on one line he fails to consistently capitalize the first word of each sentence/item on his list and then says he has an "obsessive desire for accuracy."
I'm sure he threw that together in five minutes, but he obviously wasn't very obsessive about this profile...

The profile must be old because his article today shows a much better understanding of english.

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