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: microsoft.com rant
by sbergman27 on Thu 26th Jun 2008 20:07 UTC in reply to "microsoft.com rant"
sbergman27
Member since:
2005-07-24

[quote]It completely boggles my mind, and has for years.[/quote]
Not surprising, really. Why should they work to make it better? Its users have to go there anyway.

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RE[2]: microsoft.com rant
by google_ninja on Thu 26th Jun 2008 20:53 in reply to "RE: microsoft.com rant"
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2006-02-05

Not really. The user part of the site is pretty much a sales pitch. Its the tech professionals that have to go there, and usually MS treats us like kings.

MS should be outsourcing the site to a web design firm. If they are already, they should fire that firm and hire another one.

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