Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Feb 2010 22:55 UTC
Microsoft Sometimes, the sheer size of a company like Microsoft can make it quite hard to see and realise just how large and profitable such a company can really be. In these kinds of situations, there's nothing like a clear graph to make all those pretty numbers tangible. Up to a point.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 13th Feb 2010 16:51 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc
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2005-11-10

If Windows worked then I would be out of a job. Instead, I spend 40–60 hours a week helping people. I get two Mac jobs a *year*.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by siride on Sat 13th Feb 2010 16:54 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

Nothing "just works". But Windows is a hell of a lot closer than Linux. Macs generally work pretty well, probably better than Windows, but they are expensive and not compatible with a lot of what people want to do. I'd rather Apple allow OS X to be installed on any machine. It's a very pleasant experience, IMHO.

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by rockwell on Sat 13th Feb 2010 22:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

siride:

Verily. And affirmed by many at http://linuxhaters.blogspot.com/

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by Tuishimi on Sat 13th Feb 2010 17:06 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Usage of Windows is broader and vaster. Not a really good comparison. And who are you helping and how are you helping (ie. what are the problems you market yourself to resolve?)

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by Kroc on Sat 13th Feb 2010 17:38 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Anything and everything, that’s the amazing part. You would think that it’d always be the same problems, but honestly, it’s not. Every person is different, every computer is different, every scenario is different. I’ve seen Windows break in incredible, weird and wacky ways and dealt with everything from 93 year old ladies starting out with computers for the first time to young professionals in audio and video engineering.

In most circumstances Windows (and to put the blame where it needs to go—third party Windows software) gets in the way of what people want to get done.

Windows 7 is a great product, I’m truly glad that I don’t have to setup Vista machines any more, but it’s just a prettier version of a 25 year old computing concept. I want to see some change.

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