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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Comment by apoclypse
by apoclypse on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:19 UTC
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2007-02-17

MS is probably buried under so much bureaucracy that getting anything fixed is probably impossible. Windows was never usable and good and I really doubt that Bill had any say in what goes into windows, office, etc. Jobs has say, things get done and having a strong leader is a must for a compnay as big as MS. Ballmer isn't it.

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RE: Comment by apoclypse
by Pro-Competition on Thu 26th Jun 2008 21:00 in reply to "Comment by apoclypse"
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2007-08-20

MS is probably buried under so much bureaucracy that getting anything fixed is probably impossible.

Whose fault is that? Who built this bureaucracy?

Windows was never usable and good and I really doubt that Bill had any say in what goes into windows, office, etc.

Then who did?!

Jobs has say, things get done and having a strong leader is a must for a compnay as big as MS. Ballmer isn't it.

Apparently Bill wasn't either.

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