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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by MechaShiva on Wed 25th Jun 2008 23:23 UTC
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I almost feel guilty, but reading that email made me smile.

I know Microsoft isn't a monlithic company by any stretch of the imagination, despite the branding. However, when the Chariman of the Board is as far out of sync with what the lawyers are telling the product managers are telling team leaders are telling the devs to actually do, how can you help but chuckle? And compared to Windows Vista, Microsoft.com is a usability dream.

That's just rough.

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