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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RE: Way too much to comment....
by sagum on Thu 26th Jun 2008 01:19 UTC in reply to "Way too much to comment...."
sagum
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2006-01-23

Gates noted that Microsoft plans to include Movie Maker as part of Windows Live, so people will get the program when they download that online package.

Hopefully the Live team will get hold of this application and do their magic. So far, the upgrades they've provided on the other parts of the live suite have been good. Not as good as something from Apple, but it'll be better then the poor software we have at the moment with movie maker.

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Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

I hope you're right, or at least let it come close to competing with iMovie. Other than the terrible interface and usability, I really also want NOTHING to do with wmv. I want to take a home video off my miniDV camera and burn it to DVD. Period.

IMO, iMovie, iPhoto, and Garageband are the best "me-too" apps there are. Almost worth buying a Mac for.

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