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 jabbotts on Thu 26th Jun 2008 12:30 UTC in reply to "Way too much to comment...."
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"we never expected anyone to use the download site for actually downloading anything"

That was favourite. I'm just completely stunned that any company would post a website and actually not think it was going to be used. Heck, I put a server on a network feed and I'm already getting visitors trying to do stuff and that's long before I get apache up with a website. Wow..

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Apparently they also thought that no one would use their eopen site either. It sucks almost as bad as moviemaker. In fact, it loads faster under Firefox....if you can believe it.

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