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Microsoft If the press preview day for Microsoft's annual TechFest research fair is any indication of Redmond's future plans, search will become an increasingly larger part of the company's overall business. Demonstrations of various search technologies dominated opening remarks by Microsoft Research presenters Tuesday.
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RE: Google
by cushioncritter on Wed 7th Mar 2007 01:35 UTC in reply to "Google"
cushioncritter
Member since:
2007-01-12

Normally, Microsoft's competition is pretty lame, being run in a very non-technical "make profit this quarter or die" fashion by ex-salesmen (i.e. IBM -- the PC doesn't matter). It is going to be hard for them to crush real "technical" competition like Google.

The pathetic technical background of Bill Gates is chronicled on Wikipedia, now we find why certain "failures" appeared in DOS/Windows: donkey.bas:written by Bill Gates, Bob/Clippy, from Mrs. Bill Gates (Melinda French-Gates). We see Bill Gate's first experience with a teletype computer was to exploit bugs in the OS to steal mainframe time. Nothing ever changes.

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RE[2]: Google
by Soulbender on Wed 7th Mar 2007 05:53 in reply to "RE: Google"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"donkey.bas:written by Bill Gates"

Thats the best you can do when naming a failure in DOS?
A small game Gates wrote as a proof-of-concept late one night in 1981? Seriously?
You really need to do better than that.

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RE[3]: Google
by StephenBeDoper on Wed 7th Mar 2007 20:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Google"
StephenBeDoper Member since:
2005-07-06

On the plus side, it lowers the standards of debate sufficiently that it's now apropos to begin making jokes about the teenaged Steve Jobs' adventures in phone phreaking.

I mean, would YOU buy a computer from a man who was once arrested while trying to stuff electronic devices down his pants in a phone booth? ;)

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